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Exploring Sea, Space, & Earth: Fundamentals of Engineering Design


Provider
MIT OpenCourseware

Price
Free

School
MIT

Type
University

Instructor
Prof. Alexandra Techet

Category
Engineering

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
Student teams formulate and complete space/earth/ocean exploration-based design projects with weekly milestones. This course introduces core engineering themes, principles, and modes of thinking, and includes exercises in written and oral communication and team building. Specialized learning modules enable teams to focus on the knowledge required to complete their projects, such as machine elements, electronics, design process, visualization and communication. Examples of projects include surveying a lake for millfoil from a remote controlled aircraft, then sending out robotic harvesters to clear the invasive growth; and exploration to search for the evidence of life on a moon of Jupiter, with scientists participating through teleoperation and supervisory control of robots.

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