16.01 | Fall 2005 | Undergraduate
Unified Engineering I, II, III, & IV

Calendar

This section contains the calendars for the Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 semesters. The calendars are presented both in PDF format, as well as HTML format. Due to the complexity of the calendars, detailed explanations of the course format and a calendar key are provided prior to the presentation of the calendars.

Two-Semester Overview

Students who complete Unified Engineering are credited with four classes: two for the Fall semester and two for the Spring semester. However, each pair of courses is seamlessly integrated. In the Fall, 16.01 and 16.02 are presented as one large course. In the Spring, 16.03 and 16.04 are also presented as a large course, but nonetheless singular.

Parallel Teaching

Over the course of each semester, students engage in seven disciplines of study, listed below. Each discipline is taught for a fraction of the semester, through a series of lectures. When one discipline concludes, students are quizzed and begin a new discipline.

Unified Concepts, Systems and Labs Lectures

A small number of Unified Concepts lectures occur throughout the Fall semester. They do not have an associated quiz. These lectures pertain to coursewide topics, and may be technical (e.g. a review of vectors) or non-technical (e.g. a mid-term feedback session). Weekly Systems and Labs lectures offer instructions for upcoming Laboratory activities and projects, and also do not have quizzes.

Lectures

There are two lectures held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Only one lecture is held on Tuesday. The second lecture on Thursday is usually for Systems and Labs.

Recitations

Students attend two recitation sessions per week; one on Tuesday and one on Thursday. Recitations are held twice on each of those days, to offer scheduling flexibility and reduce class size. Unlike lectures, recitations are generally not used to introduce new topics. Rather, these are an opportunity for discussion and application of recently-introduced lecture topics.

Changes between Fall and Spring

In the Spring, Thermodynamics is replaced by Propulsion, and the other disciplines continue with advanced topics.

Quizzes

Most quizzes are scheduled during lecture sessions. However, the final two disciplines each semester are examined during MIT’s final exam week. This occurs after the regular class schedule has concluded.

Calendar Key

DISCIPLINES ABBREVIATIONS
Computers and Programming C
Fluid Mechanics F
Materials and Structures M
Signals and Systems S
Systems and Labs (2004 / 2006) S/L
Thermodynamics

Propulsion

T

P

Unified Concepts U
ACTIVITIES ABBREVIATIONS
Homework HW
Systems Problems (2004 / 2006) SP
Quizzes Q

Course Calendar (PDF Format)

16.01-16.02, Fall 2005 (PDF)

16.03-16.04, Spring 2006 (PDF)

Course Calendar (HTML Format)

Fall 2005 Calendar

SES # MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Week 1
Lecture 1     U1 T1 F1
Lecture 2     U2 S/L1 T2
Recitation       U  
Key Dates     HW 1 out

S/L1 out

   
Week 2
Lecture 1 F2 F3 F4 T3 T4
Lecture 2 U3   U4 S/L2 F5
Recitation   F   T  
Key Dates HW 2 out HW 1 due S/L2 out S/L1 due  
Week 3
Lecture 1   T5 F6 T7 T8
Lecture 2     T6 S/L3 F7
Recitation   F   T  
Key Dates HW 3 out HW 2 due S/L3 out S/L2 due  
Week 4
Lecture 1 T9 T10 T11 F10 F11
Lecture 2 F8   F9 S/L4 T12
Recitation   T   F  
Key Dates HW 4 out HW 3 due S/L4 out S/L3 due  
Week 5
Lecture 1 C1 C2 T13 C3 Q1F
Lecture 2 M1   M2 S/L5 M3
Recitation   T   F  
Key Dates HW 5 out HW 4 due S/L5 out S/L4 due  
Week 6
Lecture 1     C4 TR Q2T
Lecture 2     M4 S/L6 M5
Recitation       C  
Key Dates   HW 6 out S/L6 out S/L5 due  
Week 7
Lecture 1 M6 C6 C7 M8 M9
Lecture 2 C5   M7 S/L7 C8
Recitation   M   C  
Key Dates HW 7 out HW 6 due S/L7 out S/L6 due  
Week 8
Lecture 1 M10 M11 C10 M13 C11
Lecture 2 C9   M12 U5 M14
Recitation   C   M  
Key Dates HW 8 out HW 7 due S/L8 out S/L7 due  
Week 9
Lecture 1 M15 M16 C13 M18 Q3M
Lecture 2 C12   M17 S/L9 C14
Recitation   C   M  
Key Dates HW 9 out HW 8 due S/L9 out S/L8 due  
Week 10
Lecture 1 M19 S1 M20 S2  
Lecture 2 C15   C16 S/L10  
Recitation   C   M  
Key Dates HW 10 out HW 9 due S/L10 out S/L9 due  
Week 11
Lecture 1 M21 M22 S4 S5 Q4C
Lecture 2 S3   M23 S/L11 M24
Recitation   S   C  
Key Dates HW 11 out HW 10 due S/L11 out S/L10 due  
Week 12
Lecture 1 M25 F12 F13    
Lecture 2 S6   S7    
Recitation   M      
Key Dates HW 12 out HW 11 due      
Week 13
Lecture 1 S8 F15 F16 F17 Q5M
Lecture 2 F14   S9   S10
Recitation   F   M  
Key Dates HW 13 out HW 12 due S/L11 due    
Week 14
Lecture 1 F18 F19 S12 S13 F21
Lecture 2 S11   F20   S14
Recitation   S   F  
Key Dates HW 14 out HW 13 due      
Week 15
Lecture 1 F22 F23 F    
Lecture 2 S15   U6    
Recitation   S      
Key Dates HW 15 out HW 14 due HW 15 due    
Finals Week
Lecture 1       Q6S  
Lecture 2       Q7F  
Recitation          
Key Dates          

Spring 2006 Calendar

SES # MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Week 1
Lecture 1   F1 F2 M2 M3
Lecture 2     M1 S/L1 F3
Recitation   M   F  
Key Dates   HW1 out

S/L1 out

   
Week 2
Lecture 1 M4 F5 F6 M6 M7
Lecture 2 F4   M5 S/L2 F7
Recitation   M   F  
Key Dates HW 2 out HW1 due S/L2 out S/L1 due  
Week 3
Lecture 1   C1 F9 F10 C3
Lecture 2   F8 C2 S/L3 F11
Recitation       C  
Key Dates   HW 2 due

HW 3 out

S/L3 out S/L2 due  
Week 4
Lecture 1 M8 F12 C5 M10 Q1F
Lecture 2 C4   M9 S/L4 C6
Recitation   M   F  
Key Dates HW 4 out HW 3 due S/L4 out S/L3 due  
Week 5
Lecture 1 F13 F14 C8 C9 Q2M
Lecture 2 C7   F15 S/L5 F16
Recitation   C   M  
Key Dates HW 5 out HW 4 due S/L5 out S/L4 due  
Week 6
Lecture 1 F17 C11 F18 F19 P1
Lecture 2 C10   C12 S/L6 S1
Recitation   F   C  
Key Dates HW 6 out HW 5 due S/L6 out S/L5 due  
Week 7
Lecture 1 P2 S2 P3 S3 Q3C
Lecture 2 F20   F21 S/L7 U
Recitation   P   C  
Key Dates HW 7 out HW 6 due S/L7 out S/L6 due  
Week 8
Lecture 1 P4 M11 S5 P5 Q4F
Lecture 2 S4   M12 S/L8 P6
Recitation   S   F  
Key Dates HW 8 out HW 7 due S/L8 out S/L7 due  
Week 9
Lecture 1 M13 S6 M14 P9 M15
Lecture 2 P7   P8 S/L9 S7
Recitation   P   S  
Key Dates HW 9 out HW 8 due S/L9 out S/L8 due  
Week 10
Lecture 1     S8 S9 Q5P
Lecture 2     M16 S/L10 S10
Recitation       P  
Key Dates HW 10 out HW 9 due S/L 10 out S/L9 due  
Week 11
Lecture 1 M17 S12 S13 M19 M20
Lecture 2 S11   M18 S/L11 S14
Recitation   M   S  
Key Dates   HW 10 due S/L11 out

HW 11 out

S/L10 due  
Week 12
Lecture 1 S15 S16 C14 C15 Q6S
Lecture 2 C13   S17 S/L12 C16
Recitation   C   S  
Key Dates HW 12 out HW 11 due S/L12 out S/L11 due  
Week 13
Lecture 1 S16 C18 C19 C20 Q7M
Lecture 2 C17   S19 S/L13 S20
Recitation   S   M  
Key Dates HW 13 out HW 12 due      
Week 14
Lecture 1 S21 S22 C22 C23  
Lecture 2 C21   S23 U  
Recitation   C   S  
Key Dates HW 14 out HW 13 due   HW 14 due  
Finals Week
Lecture 1     Q6S    
Lecture 2     Q9C    
Recitation          
Key Dates          
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