Prof. Joseph Sussman
Dr. Afreen Siddiqi
Students in ESD.00 work on projects to address large, complex and seemingly intractable real-world problems, such as energy supply, environmental issues, health care delivery, and critical infrastructure (e.g., telecommunications, water supply, and transportation). The course introduces interdisciplinary approaches - rooted in engineering, management, and the social sciences - to considering these critical contemporary issues. Small, faculty-led teams select an engineering systems term project to illustrate one or more of these approaches.
Sussman, Joseph, Afreen Siddiqi, and Regina Clewlow. ESD.00 Introduction to Engineering Systems, Spring 2011. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/engineering-systems-division/esd-00-introduction-to-engineering-systems-spring-2011 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA