Mechanical Engineering

  • 16.920J / 2.097J / 6.339J Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations (SMA 5212), Spring 2003
    A presentation of the fundamentals of modern numerical techniques for a wide range of linear and non
  • 4.42J / 1.044J / 2.66J Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings, Fall 2003
    4.42J (or 2.66J or 1.044J), Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings, is an undergraduate class offered i
  • 20.010J / 2.790J / 6.025J / 7.38J / 10.010J Introduction to Bioengineering (BE.010J), Spring 2006
    Bioengineering at MIT is represented by the diverse curricula offered by most Departments in the Sch
  • 20.011J / 2.772J Statistical Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems (BE.011J), Spring 2004
    This course provides an introduction to the physical chemistry of biological systems. Topics include
  • 20.110J / 5.601J / 2.772J Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems, Fall 2005
    This subject deals primarily with equilibrium properties of macroscopic and microscopic systems, bas
  • 20.410J / 2.798J / 6.524J / 10.537 Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (BE.410J), Spring 2003
    This course develops and applies scaling laws and the methods of continuum mechanics to biomechanica
  • 20.430J / 2.795J / 6.561J / 10.539J / HST.544J Fields, Forces, and Flows in Biological Systems (BE.430J), Fall 2004
    This course covers the following topics: conduction, diffusion, convection in electrolytes; fields i
  • 20.441 / 2.79J / 3.96J / HST.522J Biomaterials-Tissue Interactions (BE.441), Fall 2003
    This course is an introduction to principles of materials science and cell biology underlying the de
  • 20.453J / 2.771J / HST.958J Biomedical Information Technology (BE.453J), Spring 2005
    The objective of this subject is to teach the design of contemporary information systems for biologi
  • 1.124J / 2.159J Foundations of Software Engineering, Fall 2000
    This is a foundation subject in modern software development techniques for engineering and informati
  • 1.138J / 2.062J / 18.376J Wave Propagation, Fall 2004
    This course discusses the Linearized theory of wave phenomena in applied mechanics. Examples are cho
  • 6.021J / 2.791J / 2.794J / 6.521J / 20.370J / 20.470J / HST.541J Quantitative Physiology: Cells and Tissues, Fall 2004
    In this subject, we consider two basic topics in cellular biophysics, posed here as questions: Which
  • 6.050J / 2.110J Information and Entropy, Spring 2003
    6.050J / 2.110J presents the unified theory of information with applications to computing, comm
  • 6.243J / 2.156J / 16.337J Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems, Fall 2003
    This course provides an introduction to nonlinear deterministic dynamical systems. Topics cover
  • 6.336J / 2.096J / 16.910J Introduction to Numerical Simulation (SMA 5211), Fall 2003
    6.336J is an introduction to computational techniques for the simulation of a large variety of engin
  • 6.781J / 2.391J Submicrometer and Nanometer Technology, Spring 2006
    This course surveys techniques to fabricate and analyze submicron and nanometer structures, with app
  • HST.523J / 2.785J / 3.97J / 20.411J Cell-Matrix Mechanics, Spring 2004
    Mechanical forces play a decisive role during development of tissues and organs, during remodeling f
  • HST.542J / 2.792J / 20.371J / 6.022J Quantitative Physiology: Organ Transport Systems, Spring 2004
    This course elaborates on the application of the principles of energy and mass flow to major human o
  • 18.385J / 2.036J Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Fall 2004
    This graduate level course focuses on nonlinear dynamics with applications. It takes an intuitive ap
  • 18.435J / 2.111J / ESD.79J Quantum Computation, Fall 2003
    This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of quantum computation. Topics cover
  • 2.000 How and Why Machines Work, Spring 2002
    Subject studies how and why machines work, how they are conceived, how they are developed (drawn), a
  • 2.001 Mechanics & Materials I, Spring 2003
    Introduction to statics and the mechanics of deformable solids. Emphasis on the three basic principl
  • 2.002 Mechanics and Materials II, Spring 2004
    This course provides Mechanical Engineering students with an awareness of various responses exhibite
  • 2.003J / 1.053J Dynamics and Vibration (13.013J), Fall 2002
    Introduction to dynamics and vibration of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems. Three-dimen
  • 2.003 Modeling Dynamics and Control I, Spring 2005
    This course is the first of a two term sequence in modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems
  • 2.004 Modeling Dynamics and Control II, Spring 2003
    Second subject of two-term sequence on modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems. Kinematics
  • 2.007 Design and Manufacturing I, Spring 2005
    This course develops students\’ competence and self-confidence as design engineers. Emphasis is on t
  • 2.008 Design and Manufacturing II, Spring 2003
    Integration of design, engineering, and management disciplines and practices for analysis and design
  • 2.008 Design and Manufacturing II, Spring 2004
    This course introduces you to modern manufacturing with four areas of emphasis: manufacturing proces
  • 2.011 Introduction to Ocean Science and Engineering, Spring 2006
    This course is an introduction to the fundamental aspects of science and engineering necessary for e
  • 2.016 Hydrodynamics (13.012), Fall 2005
    This course covers the development of the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics and their simplif
  • 2.017J / 1.015J Design of Systems Operating in Random Environments, Spring 2006
    This class covers the principles for optimal performance and survival of extreme events in a random
  • 2.019 Design of Ocean Systems, Fall 2005
    This course is the completion of the cycle of designing, implementing and testing an ocean system, i
  • 2.032 Dynamics, Fall 2004
    This course reviews momentum and energy principles, and then covers the following topics: Hamilton\’
  • 2.067 Advanced Structural Dynamics and Acoustics (13.811), Spring 2004
    This course begins with the foundations of 3D elasticity, fluid and elastic wave equations, elastic
  • 2.068 Computational Ocean Acoustics (13.853), Spring 2003
    This course examines wave equations for fluid and visco-elastic media, wave-theory formulations of a
  • 2.080J / 1.573J Structural Mechanics (13.10J), Fall 2002
    Fundamental concepts of structural mechanics with applications to marine, civil, and mechanical stru
  • 2.081J / 16.230J Plates and Shells, Spring 2006
    This course explores the following topics: derivation of elastic and plastic stress-strain relations
  • 2.082 Ship Structural Analysis & Design (13.122), Spring 2003
    This course is intended for first year graduate students and advanced undergraduates with an interes
  • 2.093 Computer Methods in Dynamics, Fall 2002
    Formulation of finite element methods for analysis of dynamic problems in solids, structures, fluid
  • 2.094 Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids, Spring 2002
    Basic principles of continuum mechanics and finite element methods, modern application to solution o
  • 2.12 Introduction to Robotics, Fall 2005
    This course provides an overview of robot mechanisms, dynamics, and intelligent controls. Topics inc
  • 2.141 Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems, Fall 2002
    This course deals with modeling multi-domain engineering systems at a level of detail suitable for d
  • 2.154 Maneuvering and Control of Surface and Underwater Vehicles (13.49), Fall 2004
    This course is about maneuvering motions of surface and underwater vehicles. Topics covered include:
  • 2.158J / 1.128J / 16.940J Computational Geometry, Spring 2003
    Topics in surface modeling: b-splines, non-uniform rational b-splines, physically based deformable s
  • 2.160 Identification, Estimation, and Learning, Spring 2006
    This course provides a broad theoretical basis for system identification, estimation, and learning.
  • 2.20 Marine Hydrodynamics (13.021), Spring 2005
    In this course the fundamentals of fluid mechanics are developed in the context of naval architectur
  • 2.22 Design Principles for Ocean Vehicles (13.42), Spring 2005
    The course covers the basic techniques for evaluating the maximum forces and loads over the life of
  • 2.23 Hydrofoils and Propellers (13.04), Fall 2003
    This course deals with theory and design of hydrofoil sections; lifting and thickness problems for s
  • 2.24 Ocean Wave Interaction with Ships and Offshore Energy Systems (13.022), Spring 2002
    The subject introduces the principles of ocean surface waves and their interactions with ships, offs
  • 2.25 Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2005
    This course surveys the principal concepts and methods of fluid dynamics. Topics include mass conser
  • 2.26 Compressible Fluid Dynamics, Spring 2004
    2.26 is a 6-unit Honors-level subject serving as the Mechanical Engineering department\’s sole cours
  • 2.27 Turbulent Flow and Transport, Spring 2002
    Turbulent flows, with emphasis on engineering methods. Governing equations for momentum, energy, and
  • 2.29 Numerical Marine Hydrodynamics (13.024), Spring 2003
    This course is an introduction to numerical methods: interpolation, differentiation, integration, an
  • 2.51 Intermediate Heat and Mass Transfer, Fall 2001
    2.51 is a 12-unit subject, serving as the Mechanical Engineering Department\’s advanced undergraduat
  • 2.57 Nano-to-Macro Transport Processes, Fall 2004
    This course provides parallel treatments of photons, electrons, phonons, and molecules as energy car
  • 2.58J / 10.74J Radiative Transfer, Spring 2006
    This course investigates the principles of thermal radiation and their applications to engineering h
  • 2.61 Internal Combustion Engines, Spring 2004
    This course elaborates on the fundamentals of how the design and operation of internal combustion en
  • 2.670 Mechanical Engineering Tools, January (IAP) 2004
    This course introduces the fundamentals of machine tool and computer tool use. Students work with a
  • 2.672 Projects Laboratory, Spring 2004
    This is an engineering laboratory subject for mechanical engineering juniors and seniors. Major
  • 2.693 Principles of Oceanographic Instrument Systems — Sensors and Measurements (13.998), Spring 2004
    This course introduces theoretical and practical principles of design of oceanographic sensor system
  • 2.701 Introduction to Naval Architecture (13.400), Fall 2004
    This course is an introduction to principles of naval architecture, ship geometry, hydrostatics, cal
  • 2.71 / 2.710 Optics, Fall 2004
    This course is an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Topics c
  • 2.72 Elements of Mechanical Design, Spring 2006
    This course provides an advanced treatment of machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears, cam
  • 2.737 Mechatronics, Spring 1999
    This course teaches the design of mechatronic systems which integrate mechanical, electrical, and co
  • 2.75 Precision Machine Design, Fall 2001
    Intensive coverage of precision engineering theory, heuristics, and applications pertaining to the d
  • 2.76 / 2.760 Multi-Scale System Design, Fall 2004
    Multi-scale systems (MuSS) consist of components from two or more length scales (nano, micro, meso,
  • 2.782J / 3.961J / 20.451J / HST.524J Design of Medical Devices and Implants, Spring 2003
    Solution of clinical problems by use of implants and other medical devices. Systematic use of cell-m
  • 2.800 Tribology, Fall 2004
    This course addresses the design of tribological systems: the interfaces between two or more bodies
  • 2.830J Control of Manufacturing Processes (SMA 6303), Spring 2004
    The objective of this subject is to understand the nature of manufacturing process variation and the
  • 2.852 Manufacturing Systems Analysis, Spring 2004
    This course deals with the following topics: Models of manufacturing systems, including transfer lin
  • 2.854 Manufacturing Systems I (SMA 6304), Fall 2004
    As the first in a sequence of four half-term courses, this course will provide the fundamental build
  • 2.875 Mechanical Assembly and Its Role in Product Development, Fall 2004
    The course presents a systematic approach to design and assembly of mechanical assemblies, which sho
  • 2.882 System Design and Analysis based on AD and Complexity Theories, Spring 2005
    This course studies what makes a good design and how one develops a good design. Students consider h
  • 2.971 2nd Summer Introduction to Design, January (IAP) 2003
    Introduce students to the creative design process, based on the scientific method and peer review, b
  • 2.993 / 2.996 Designing Paths to Peace, Fall 2002
    Teaches creative design based on the scientific method through the design, engineering, and manufact
  • 2.993J / 10.002J Introduction to Numerical Analysis for Engineering (13.002J), Spring 2005
    This course is offered to undergraduates and introduces students to the formulation, methodology, an
  • 2.996 Sailing Yacht Design (13.734), Fall 2003
    This subject teaches students, having an initial interest in sailing design, how to design good yach
  • 2.997 Decision Making in Large Scale Systems, Spring 2004
    This course is an introduction to the theory and application of large-scale dynamic programming. Top