Aeronautics and Astronautics

  • 16.00 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering and Design, Spring 2003
    The fundamental concepts, and approaches of aerospace engineering, are highlighted through lectures
  • 16.01 / 16.02 / 16.03 / 16.04 Unified Engineering I, II, III, & IV, Fall 2005 – Spring 2006
    The basic objective of Unified Engineering is to give a solid understanding of the fundamental disci
  • 16.050 Thermal Energy, Fall 2002
    This course is taught in four main parts. The first is a review of fundamental thermodynamic concept
  • 16.06 Principles of Automatic Control, Fall 2003
    The course deals with introduction to design of feedback control systems, properties and advantages
  • 16.07 Dynamics, Fall 2004
    Dynamics starts with fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics. Further topics include kinematics, particl
  • 16.100 Aerodynamics, Fall 2005
    This course extends fluid mechanic concepts from Unified Engineering to the aerodynamic performance
  • 16.120 Compressible Flow, Spring 2003
    The course begins with the basics of compressible fluid dynamics, including governing equations, the
  • 16.13 Aerodynamics of Viscous Fluids, Fall 2003
    The major focus of 16.13 is on boundary layers, and boundary layer theory subject to various flow as
  • 16.20 Structural Mechanics, Fall 2002
    Applies solid mechanics to analysis of high-technology structures. Structural design considerations.
  • 16.21 Techniques for Structural Analysis and Design, Spring 2005
    This course introduces analysis techniques for complex structures and the role of material propertie
  • 16.225 Computational Mechanics of Materials, Fall 2003
  • 16.225 is a graduate level course on Computational Mechanics of Materials. The primary focus of this
  • 16.30 Estimation and Control of Aerospace Systems, Spring 2004
    This course focuses on the design of control systems. Topics covered include: frequency domain
  • 16.31 Feedback Control Systems, Fall 2001
    The goal of this subject is to teach the fundamentals of control design and analysis using state-spa
  • 16.322 Stochastic Estimation and Control, Fall 2004
    The major themes of this course are estimation and control of dynamic systems. Preliminary topics be
  • 16.323 Principles of Optimal Control, Spring 2006
    This course studies the principles of deterministic optimal control. It uses variational calculus an
  • 16.333 Aircraft Stability and Control, Fall 2004
    This class includes a brief review of applied aerodynamics and modern approaches in aircraft stabili
  • 16.358J / 16.863J System Safety, Spring 2005
    This course covers important concepts and techniques in designing and operating safety-critical syst
  • 16.36 Communication Systems Engineering, Spring 2003
  • 16.36 covers the fundamentals of digital communications and networking, including the basi
  • 16.410 / 16.413 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making, Fall 2005
    This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for crea
  • 16.422 Human Supervisory Control of Automated Systems, Spring 2004
    Human Supervisory Control of Automated Systems discusses elements of the interactions betw
  • 16.423J Space Biomedical Engineering & Life Support, Fall 2002
    Fundamentals of human performance, physiology, and life support impacting engineering design and aer
  • 16.512 Rocket Propulsion, Fall 2005
    This class focuses on chemical rocket propulsion systems for launch, orbital, and interplanetary fli
  • 16.522 Space Propulsion, Spring 2004
    Space Propulsion begins with a review of rocket propulsion fundamentals. The course then proceeds in
  • 16.61 Aerospace Dynamics, Spring 2003
    This undergraduate course builds upon the dynamics content of Unified Engineering, a sophomore cours
  • 16.621 Experimental Projects I, Spring 2003
    The Experimental Project Lab in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics is a two-semester cou
  • 16.622 Experimental Projects II, Fall 2003
    Students in 16.622 gain practical insight and improved understanding of engineering experimentation
  • 16.810 Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping, January (IAP) 2005
    This course provides students with an opportunity to conceive, design and implement a product, using
  • 16.812 The Aerospace Industry, Spring 2004
    This course meets weekly to discuss recent aerospace history and current events, in order to underst
  • 16.83X Space Systems Engineering, Spring 2002 – Spring 2003
    Space Systems Engineering (16.83X) is the astronautical capstone course option in the Department of
  • 16.851 Satellite Engineering, Fall 2003
    Satellite Engineering introduces students to subsystem design in engineering spacecraft. The course
  • 16.881 Robust System Design, Summer 1998
    This course was created for the \”product development\” track of MIT\’s System Design and Management
  • 16.886 Air Transportation Systems Architecting, Spring 2004
    This course addresses the architecting of air transportation systems. The focus is on the conce
  • 16.901 Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering, Spring 2005
    This course serves as an introduction to computational techniques arising in aerospace engineering.