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In this section we have provided a collection of Engineering courses and resources from across MIT. Some are materials that were used to teach MIT undergraduates, while others were designed specifically for high school students.
MIT is known around the world for its stellar engineering departments. The School of Engineering is comprised of eight distinct departments: Aeronautics and Astronautics, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Science and Engineering.
The resources listed below mostly are mostly within the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering departments.
Learn more about MIT’s School of Engineering.
The following courses and resources have been selected to help you explore different types of engineering at MIT.
The first two courses listed below, Introduction to Computer Science and Programming (6.00SC) and Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science I (6.01SC) are in our OCW Scholar format. OCW Scholar courses are designed for study at your own pace. They contain substantially more material than typical OCW courses, blending new content with existing material used in MIT classes.
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|» Introduction to Computer Science and Programming (6.00SC)||Prof. John Guttag|
|» Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science I (6.01SC)||Prof. Leslie Kaelbling, Prof. Jacob White, Prof. Harold Abelson, Prof. Dennis Freeman, Prof. Tomás Lozano-Pérez, Prof. Isaac Chuang|
|» Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving (1.00)||Dr. George Kocur, Dr. Christopher Cassa, Prof. Marta C. Gonzalez|
|» A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python (6.189)||Sarina Canelake|
|» Introduction to Programming in Java (6.092)||Evan Jones, Adam Marcus, Eugene Wu|
|» Introduction to C++ (6.096)||Jesse Dunietz, Geza Kovacs, John Marrero|
|» Hands-On Introduction to Electrical Engineering Lab Skills (6.091)||Gim Hom|
|» Engineering Design Instructional Computer System (EDICS)||David Gordon Wilson, Ernesto Blanco, Seichi Tsutsumi, Woodie Flowers|
|» Practical Electronics (EC.S06)||Dr. James Bales|
|» The Battlecode Programming Competition (6.370)||Maxwell Mann|
|» Computer Graphics (6.837)||Prof. Wojciech Matusik, Prof. Frédo Durand|
|» Girls Who Build: Make Your Own Wearables Workshop||Kristen Railey, Leslie Watkins, David Scott, Elisabeth Astle, Gavin Lund|
|» Girls Who Build Cameras||Kristen Railey, Bob Schulein, Olivia Glennon, Leslie Watkins, Alex Lorman, Carol Carveth, Sara James|
|» Making Science and Engineering Pictures||Felice Frankel|
|» Toy Product Design (2.00B)||Prof. David Wallace, Barry Kudrowitz|
|» Build a Small Radar||Dr. Gregory L. Charvat, Mr. Jonathan H. Williams, Dr. Alan J. Fenn, Dr. Steve Kogon, Dr. Jeffrey S. Herd|
|» Design and Manufacturing (2.007)||Prof. Daniel Frey, Prof. David Gossard|
|» How and Why Machines Work (2.000)||Prof. Joseph Smith, Jr., Prof. Martin Culpepper|
|» Exploring Sea, Space, and & Earth: Fundamentals of Engineering Design (2.00AJ/16.00AJ)||Prof. Alexandra Techet|
|» Introduction to Robotics (2.12)||Prof. Harry Asada, Prof. John Leonard|
|» Mechanical Engineering Tools (2.670)||Prof. David Wallace, Prof. Douglas Hart|
|» Freshman Seminar: The Nature of Engineering ||Prof. Lorna Gibson|
|» Lego Robotics (ES.293)||James Rising|
|» Biomimetic Principles and Design (2.A35)||Prof. Michael Triantafyllou|
These courses were offered through the High School Studies Program (HSSP), a project of the MIT Educational Studies Program. HSSP offers non-credit enrichment courses to 7th-12th grade students on weekends at MIT.
|» Audio and Speaker Electronics||Michael Price|
|» Guitar Building||Adam Seering|