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1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice (MIT) 1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice (MIT)

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1.133 is a core requirement for the Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) program. It features lectures presented by a variety of industry and academic speakers. The course is designed to teach students about the roles of today's professional engineer and to expose them to team-building skills through lectures, team workshops, and seminars. Topics include: written and oral communications, job placement skills, trends in the engineering and construction industry, proposal preparation, project evaluation, project management, professional ethics, and negotiation. The course draws on relevent large scale projects to illustrate each component of the subject. Course lectures are integrated with a weekly seminar series and the MEng group project subjects which are mentioned herein.  1.133 is a core requirement for the Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) program. It features lectures presented by a variety of industry and academic speakers. The course is designed to teach students about the roles of today's professional engineer and to expose them to team-building skills through lectures, team workshops, and seminars. Topics include: written and oral communications, job placement skills, trends in the engineering and construction industry, proposal preparation, project evaluation, project management, professional ethics, and negotiation. The course draws on relevent large scale projects to illustrate each component of the subject. Course lectures are integrated with a weekly seminar series and the MEng group project subjects which are mentioned herein. 

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professional engineer | professional engineer | team-building skills | team-building skills | lectures | lectures | team workshops | team workshops | seminars | seminars | written communication | written communication | oral communication | oral communication | job placement skills | job placement skills | trends in the engineering | trends in the engineering | trends in construction industry | trends in construction industry | risk analysis | risk analysis | risk management | risk management | managing public information | managing public information | proposal preparation | proposal preparation | project evaluation | project evaluation | project management | project management | liability | liability | professional ethics | professional ethics | negotiation | negotiation | construction industry | construction industry | engineering | engineering | resume writing | resume writing | technical writing | technical writing | job placement interviews | job placement interviews | alternative dispute resolution | alternative dispute resolution

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BE.104J Chemicals in the Environment: Toxicology and Public Health (MIT) BE.104J Chemicals in the Environment: Toxicology and Public Health (MIT)

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This course addresses the challenges of defining a relationship between exposure to environmental chemicals and human disease. Course topics include epidemiological approaches to understanding disease causation; biostatistical methods; evaluation of human exposure to chemicals, and their internal distribution, metabolism, reactions with cellular components, and biological effects; and qualitative and quantitative health risk assessment methods used in the U.S. as bases for regulatory decision-making. Throughout the term, students consider case studies of local and national interest. This course addresses the challenges of defining a relationship between exposure to environmental chemicals and human disease. Course topics include epidemiological approaches to understanding disease causation; biostatistical methods; evaluation of human exposure to chemicals, and their internal distribution, metabolism, reactions with cellular components, and biological effects; and qualitative and quantitative health risk assessment methods used in the U.S. as bases for regulatory decision-making. Throughout the term, students consider case studies of local and national interest.

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biostatistics | biostatistics | risk | risk | risk analysis | risk analysis | risk factor | risk factor | environmental agent | environmental agent | environetics | environetics | cause and effect | cause and effect | pollution | pollution | statistical analysis | statistical analysis | toxic | toxic | genetics | genetics | disease | disease | health | health | EPA | EPA | metabolism | metabolism | endocrine | endocrine | immunity | immunity | uncertainty | uncertainty | mortality | mortality | death rate | death rate | prediction | prediction

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16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering (MIT) 16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering (MIT)

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Aircraft are complex products comprised of many subsystems which must meet demanding customer and operational lifecycle value requirements. This course adopts a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams "retrospectively analyze" an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Finally, the student teams deliver oral and written versions of the case study. Aircraft are complex products comprised of many subsystems which must meet demanding customer and operational lifecycle value requirements. This course adopts a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams "retrospectively analyze" an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Finally, the student teams deliver oral and written versions of the case study.

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aircraft systems | aircraft systems | aircraft systems engineering | aircraft systems engineering | lifecycle | lifecycle | cost estimation | cost estimation | weight estimation | weight estimation | aircraft performance | aircraft performance | aircraft safety | aircraft safety | aircraft reliability | aircraft reliability | subsystems; risk analysis | subsystems; risk analysis | risk management | risk management | system realization | system realization | retrospective analysis | retrospective analysis | key design drivers | key design drivers | design drivers | design drivers | design decisions | design decisions | aircraft attributes | aircraft attributes | operational experience | operational experience | case study | case study | case studies | case studies | air transportation systems | air transportation systems | air defense system | air defense system | systems engineering | systems engineering | interface management | interface management | interface verification | interface verification | subsystem architecture | subsystem architecture | performance issures | performance issures | design closure | design closure | complex systems | complex systems | 16.885 | 16.885 | ESD.35 | ESD.35

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16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering (MIT) 16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures, AV special element video. 16.885J offers a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams retrospectively analyze an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Oral and written versions of the case study are delivered. For the Fall 2005 term, the class focuses on a systems engineering analysis of the Space Shuttle. It offers study of both design and operations of the shuttle, with frequent lectures by outside experts. Students choose specific s Includes audio/video content: AV lectures, AV special element video. 16.885J offers a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams retrospectively analyze an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Oral and written versions of the case study are delivered. For the Fall 2005 term, the class focuses on a systems engineering analysis of the Space Shuttle. It offers study of both design and operations of the shuttle, with frequent lectures by outside experts. Students choose specific s

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16.885 | 16.885 | ESD.35 | ESD.35 | aircraft systems | aircraft systems | aircraft systems engineering | aircraft systems engineering | lifecycle | lifecycle | cost estimation | cost estimation | weight estimation | weight estimation | aircraft performance | aircraft performance | aircraft safety | aircraft safety | aircraft reliability | aircraft reliability | subsystems | subsystems | risk analysis | risk analysis | risk management | risk management | system realization | system realization | retrospective analysis | retrospective analysis | key design drivers | key design drivers | design drivers | design drivers | design decisions | design decisions | aircraft attributes | aircraft attributes | operational experience | operational experience | case study | case study | case studies | case studies | air transportation system | air transportation system | air defense system | air defense system | systems engineering | systems engineering | interface management | interface management | interface verification | interface verification | interface validation | interface validation | subsystem architecture | subsystem architecture | performance issues | performance issues | design closure | design closure | complex systems | complex systems | space shuttle | space shuttle | space systems | space systems | NASA | NASA | sound barrier | sound barrier | ascent | ascent | aeronautics | aeronautics | liftoff | liftoff | takeoff | takeoff

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1.040 Project Management (MIT) 1.040 Project Management (MIT)

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1.040 Project Management focuses on the management and implementation of construction projects, primarily infrastructure projects. A project refers to a temporary piece of work undertaken to create a unique product or service. Whereas operations are continuous and repeating, projects are finite and have an end date. Projects bring form or function to ideas or need. Some notable projects include the Manhattan Project (developing the first nuclear weapon); the Human Genome Project (mapping the human genome); and the Central Artery Project (Boston's "Big Dig"). The field of project management deals with the planning, execution, and controlling of projects. The course is divided into three parts: Part 1: project finance Part 2: project evaluation Part 3: project organization This co 1.040 Project Management focuses on the management and implementation of construction projects, primarily infrastructure projects. A project refers to a temporary piece of work undertaken to create a unique product or service. Whereas operations are continuous and repeating, projects are finite and have an end date. Projects bring form or function to ideas or need. Some notable projects include the Manhattan Project (developing the first nuclear weapon); the Human Genome Project (mapping the human genome); and the Central Artery Project (Boston's "Big Dig"). The field of project management deals with the planning, execution, and controlling of projects. The course is divided into three parts: Part 1: project finance Part 2: project evaluation Part 3: project organization This co

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1.401 | 1.401 | ESD.018 | ESD.018 | project management | project management | public-private partnership | public-private partnership | infrastructure | infrastructure | construction finance | construction finance | enterprise project management | enterprise project management | cost estimation | cost estimation | portfolio project management | portfolio project management | risk management | risk management | risk analysis | risk analysis | project control | project control | project organization | project organization | private finance initiative | private finance initiative | allocation | allocation | risk management process | risk management process | cost-benefit analysis | cost-benefit analysis | project organization and contracts | project organization and contracts | procurement | procurement

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1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice (MIT) 1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice (MIT)

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This course is a core requirement for the Masters in Engineering program, designed to teach students about the roles of today's professional engineer and expose them to team-building skills through lectures, team workshops, and seminars. Topics include: written and oral communication, job placement skills, trends in the engineering and construction industry, risk analysis and risk management, managing public information, proposal preparation, project evaluation, project management, liability, professional ethics, and negotiation. The course draws on relevant large-scale projects to illustrate each component of the subject. This course is a core requirement for the Masters in Engineering program, designed to teach students about the roles of today's professional engineer and expose them to team-building skills through lectures, team workshops, and seminars. Topics include: written and oral communication, job placement skills, trends in the engineering and construction industry, risk analysis and risk management, managing public information, proposal preparation, project evaluation, project management, liability, professional ethics, and negotiation. The course draws on relevant large-scale projects to illustrate each component of the subject.

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professional engineer | professional engineer | team-building skills | team-building skills | lectures | lectures | team workshops | team workshops | seminars | seminars | written communication | written communication | oral communication | oral communication | job placement skills | job placement skills | trends in engineering | trends in engineering | trends in construction industry | trends in construction industry | risk analysis | risk analysis | risk management | risk management | proposal preparation | proposal preparation | request for proposal | request for proposal | small business | small business | professional registration | professional registration | project evaluation | project evaluation | project management | project management | liability | liability | professional ethics | professional ethics | negotiation | negotiation

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11.484 Project Appraisal in Developing Countries (MIT) 11.484 Project Appraisal in Developing Countries (MIT)

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This course covers techniques of financial analysis of investment expenditures as well as the economic and distributive appraisal of those projects. The course gives special consideration to cases in the developing world. Students will engage in a critical analysis of these tools and their role in the political economy of international development. The course will cover topics such as alternative planning strategies for conditions of uncertainty; organizations and project cycle management; the political environment; and interactions of clients and advisers, engineers, planners, policy analysts, and other professionals. Introductory micro-economics is a pre-requisite for this course. This course covers techniques of financial analysis of investment expenditures as well as the economic and distributive appraisal of those projects. The course gives special consideration to cases in the developing world. Students will engage in a critical analysis of these tools and their role in the political economy of international development. The course will cover topics such as alternative planning strategies for conditions of uncertainty; organizations and project cycle management; the political environment; and interactions of clients and advisers, engineers, planners, policy analysts, and other professionals. Introductory micro-economics is a pre-requisite for this course.

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project evaluation | project evaluation | politics | politics | project cycle | project cycle | development planning | development planning | financing | financing | investment | investment | cash flow | cash flow | discounting | discounting | alternative investment | alternative investment | forecasting | forecasting | inflation | inflation | risk management | risk management | risk analysis | risk analysis | markets | markets | market distortin | market distortin | opportunity cost | opportunity cost | taxation | taxation | monopoly | monopoly | social-distributive project appraisal | social-distributive project appraisal | institutions | institutions | rational analysis | rational analysis

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16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering (MIT) 16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering (MIT)

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Aircraft are complex products comprised of many subsystems which must meet demanding customer and operational lifecycle value requirements. This course adopts a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams "retrospectively analyze" an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Finally, the student teams deliver oral and written versions of the case study. Aircraft are complex products comprised of many subsystems which must meet demanding customer and operational lifecycle value requirements. This course adopts a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams "retrospectively analyze" an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Finally, the student teams deliver oral and written versions of the case study.

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aircraft systems | aircraft systems | aircraft systems engineering | aircraft systems engineering | lifecycle | lifecycle | cost estimation | cost estimation | weight estimation | weight estimation | aircraft performance | aircraft performance | aircraft safety | aircraft safety | aircraft reliability | aircraft reliability | subsystems; risk analysis | subsystems; risk analysis | risk management | risk management | system realization | system realization | retrospective analysis | retrospective analysis | key design drivers | key design drivers | design drivers | design drivers | design decisions | design decisions | aircraft attributes | aircraft attributes | operational experience | operational experience | case study | case study | case studies | case studies | air transportation systems | air transportation systems | air defense system | air defense system | systems engineering | systems engineering | interface management | interface management | interface verification | interface verification | subsystem architecture | subsystem architecture | performance issures | performance issures | design closure | design closure | complex systems | complex systems | 16.885 | 16.885 | ESD.35 | ESD.35

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20.104J Chemicals in the Environment: Toxicology and Public Health (BE.104J) (MIT) 20.104J Chemicals in the Environment: Toxicology and Public Health (BE.104J) (MIT)

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This course addresses the challenges of defining a relationship between exposure to environmental chemicals and human disease. Course topics include epidemiological approaches to understanding disease causation; biostatistical methods; evaluation of human exposure to chemicals, and their internal distribution, metabolism, reactions with cellular components, and biological effects; and qualitative and quantitative health risk assessment methods used in the U.S. as bases for regulatory decision-making. Throughout the term, students consider case studies of local and national interest. This course addresses the challenges of defining a relationship between exposure to environmental chemicals and human disease. Course topics include epidemiological approaches to understanding disease causation; biostatistical methods; evaluation of human exposure to chemicals, and their internal distribution, metabolism, reactions with cellular components, and biological effects; and qualitative and quantitative health risk assessment methods used in the U.S. as bases for regulatory decision-making. Throughout the term, students consider case studies of local and national interest.

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biostatistics | biostatistics | risk | risk | risk analysis | risk analysis | risk factor | risk factor | environmental agent | environmental agent | environetics | environetics | cause and effect | cause and effect | pollution | pollution | statistical analysis | statistical analysis | toxic | toxic | genetics | genetics | disease | disease | health | health | EPA | EPA | metabolism | metabolism | endocrine | endocrine | immunity | immunity | uncertainty | uncertainty | mortality | mortality | death rate | death rate | prediction | prediction | 20.104 | 20.104 | 1.081 | 1.081 | ESD.053 | ESD.053 | BE.104J | BE.104J | BE.104 | BE.104

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ESD.72 Engineering Risk-Benefit Analysis (MIT) ESD.72 Engineering Risk-Benefit Analysis (MIT)

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ERBA (ESD.72) emphasizes three methodologies - reliability and probabilistic risk assessment (RPRA), decision analysis (DA), and cost-benefit analysis (CBA). In this class, the issues of interest are: the risks associated with large engineering projects such as nuclear power reactors, the International Space Station, and critical infrastructures; the development of new products; the design of processes and operations with environmental externalities; and infrastructure renewal projects. ERBA (ESD.72) emphasizes three methodologies - reliability and probabilistic risk assessment (RPRA), decision analysis (DA), and cost-benefit analysis (CBA). In this class, the issues of interest are: the risks associated with large engineering projects such as nuclear power reactors, the International Space Station, and critical infrastructures; the development of new products; the design of processes and operations with environmental externalities; and infrastructure renewal projects.

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risk analysis | risk analysis | decision analysis | decision analysis | uncertainty | uncertainty | cost-benefit analysis | cost-benefit analysis | remedial action alternative | remedial action alternative | probability | probability | utility functions | utility functions | environmental remediation | environmental remediation | risk aversion | risk aversion | multistage decision models | multistage decision models | axioms of rational behavior | axioms of rational behavior | design decisions | design decisions | fault-tolerant design | fault-tolerant design | risk management | risk management

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TALAT Lecture 2502: Material Aspects of Fire Design

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This lecture gives information about characteristic behaviour of aluminium alloys and insulation materials at high temperatures; it describes the philosophy of using aluminium alloy structures under risks of fire; it gives an example of fire risk analysis. General engineering background and some familiarity with TALAT lecture 2501 is assumed.

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | EAA | Training in Aluminium Application Technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | design | fire resistance | high temperatures | physical properties | mechanical properties | insulation materials | rockwool | ceramic fibres | calcium silicate boards | gypsum boards | intumescent materials | spray-on cement based materials | microtherm | risk analysis | corematerials | ukoer

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TALAT Lecture 2502: Material Aspects of Fire Design

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This lecture gives information about characteristic behaviour of aluminium alloys and insulation materials at high temperatures; it describes the philosophy of using aluminium alloy structures under risks of fire; it gives an example of fire risk analysis. General engineering background and some familiarity with TALAT lecture 2501 is assumed.

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | eaa | talat | training in aluminium application technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | design | fire resistance | high temperatures | physical properties | mechanical properties | insulation materials | rockwool | ceramic fibres | calcium silicate boards | gypsum boards | intumescent materials | spray-on cement based materials | microtherm | risk analysis | corematerials | ukoer | Engineering | H000

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1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice (MIT)

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1.133 is a core requirement for the Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) program. It features lectures presented by a variety of industry and academic speakers. The course is designed to teach students about the roles of today's professional engineer and to expose them to team-building skills through lectures, team workshops, and seminars. Topics include: written and oral communications, job placement skills, trends in the engineering and construction industry, proposal preparation, project evaluation, project management, professional ethics, and negotiation. The course draws on relevent large scale projects to illustrate each component of the subject. Course lectures are integrated with a weekly seminar series and the MEng group project subjects which are mentioned herein. 

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professional engineer | team-building skills | lectures | team workshops | seminars | written communication | oral communication | job placement skills | trends in the engineering | trends in construction industry | risk analysis | risk management | managing public information | proposal preparation | project evaluation | project management | liability | professional ethics | negotiation | construction industry | engineering | resume writing | technical writing | job placement interviews | alternative dispute resolution

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BE.104J Chemicals in the Environment: Toxicology and Public Health (MIT)

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This course addresses the challenges of defining a relationship between exposure to environmental chemicals and human disease. Course topics include epidemiological approaches to understanding disease causation; biostatistical methods; evaluation of human exposure to chemicals, and their internal distribution, metabolism, reactions with cellular components, and biological effects; and qualitative and quantitative health risk assessment methods used in the U.S. as bases for regulatory decision-making. Throughout the term, students consider case studies of local and national interest.

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biostatistics | risk | risk analysis | risk factor | environmental agent | environetics | cause and effect | pollution | statistical analysis | toxic | genetics | disease | health | EPA | metabolism | endocrine | immunity | uncertainty | mortality | death rate | prediction

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16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering (MIT)

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Aircraft are complex products comprised of many subsystems which must meet demanding customer and operational lifecycle value requirements. This course adopts a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams "retrospectively analyze" an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Finally, the student teams deliver oral and written versions of the case study.

Subjects

aircraft systems | aircraft systems engineering | lifecycle | cost estimation | weight estimation | aircraft performance | aircraft safety | aircraft reliability | subsystems; risk analysis | risk management | system realization | retrospective analysis | key design drivers | design drivers | design decisions | aircraft attributes | operational experience | case study | case studies | air transportation systems | air defense system | systems engineering | interface management | interface verification | subsystem architecture | performance issures | design closure | complex systems | 16.885 | ESD.35

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1.040 Project Management (MIT)

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1.040 Project Management focuses on the management and implementation of construction projects, primarily infrastructure projects. A project refers to a temporary piece of work undertaken to create a unique product or service. Whereas operations are continuous and repeating, projects are finite and have an end date. Projects bring form or function to ideas or need. Some notable projects include the Manhattan Project (developing the first nuclear weapon); the Human Genome Project (mapping the human genome); and the Central Artery Project (Boston's "Big Dig"). The field of project management deals with the planning, execution, and controlling of projects. The course is divided into three parts: Part 1: project finance Part 2: project evaluation Part 3: project organization This co

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1.401 | ESD.018 | project management | public-private partnership | infrastructure | construction finance | enterprise project management | cost estimation | portfolio project management | risk management | risk analysis | project control | project organization | private finance initiative | allocation | risk management process | cost-benefit analysis | project organization and contracts | procurement

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1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice (MIT)

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This course is a core requirement for the Masters in Engineering program, designed to teach students about the roles of today's professional engineer and expose them to team-building skills through lectures, team workshops, and seminars. Topics include: written and oral communication, job placement skills, trends in the engineering and construction industry, risk analysis and risk management, managing public information, proposal preparation, project evaluation, project management, liability, professional ethics, and negotiation. The course draws on relevant large-scale projects to illustrate each component of the subject.

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professional engineer | team-building skills | lectures | team workshops | seminars | written communication | oral communication | job placement skills | trends in engineering | trends in construction industry | risk analysis | risk management | proposal preparation | request for proposal | small business | professional registration | project evaluation | project management | liability | professional ethics | negotiation

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16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering (MIT)

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16.885J offers a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams retrospectively analyze an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Oral and written versions of the case study are delivered. For the Fall 2005 term, the class focuses on a systems engineering analysis of the Space Shuttle. It offers study of both design and operations of the shuttle, with frequent lectures by outside experts. Students choose specific shuttle systems for detailed analysis and develop new subsystem design

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16.885 | ESD.35 | aircraft systems | aircraft systems engineering | lifecycle | cost estimation | weight estimation | aircraft performance | aircraft safety | aircraft reliability | subsystems | risk analysis | risk management | system realization | retrospective analysis | key design drivers | design drivers | design decisions | aircraft attributes | operational experience | case study | case studies | air transportation system | air defense system | systems engineering | interface management | interface verification | interface validation | subsystem architecture | performance issues | design closure | complex systems | space shuttle | space systems | NASA | sound barrier | ascent | aeronautics | liftoff | takeoff

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16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering (MIT)

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Aircraft are complex products comprised of many subsystems which must meet demanding customer and operational lifecycle value requirements. This course adopts a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams "retrospectively analyze" an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Finally, the student teams deliver oral and written versions of the case study.

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aircraft systems | aircraft systems engineering | lifecycle | cost estimation | weight estimation | aircraft performance | aircraft safety | aircraft reliability | subsystems; risk analysis | risk management | system realization | retrospective analysis | key design drivers | design drivers | design decisions | aircraft attributes | operational experience | case study | case studies | air transportation systems | air defense system | systems engineering | interface management | interface verification | subsystem architecture | performance issures | design closure | complex systems | 16.885 | ESD.35

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20.104J Chemicals in the Environment: Toxicology and Public Health (BE.104J) (MIT)

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This course addresses the challenges of defining a relationship between exposure to environmental chemicals and human disease. Course topics include epidemiological approaches to understanding disease causation; biostatistical methods; evaluation of human exposure to chemicals, and their internal distribution, metabolism, reactions with cellular components, and biological effects; and qualitative and quantitative health risk assessment methods used in the U.S. as bases for regulatory decision-making. Throughout the term, students consider case studies of local and national interest.

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biostatistics | risk | risk analysis | risk factor | environmental agent | environetics | cause and effect | pollution | statistical analysis | toxic | genetics | disease | health | EPA | metabolism | endocrine | immunity | uncertainty | mortality | death rate | prediction | 20.104 | 1.081 | ESD.053 | BE.104J | BE.104

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ESD.72 Engineering Risk-Benefit Analysis (MIT)

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ERBA (ESD.72) emphasizes three methodologies - reliability and probabilistic risk assessment (RPRA), decision analysis (DA), and cost-benefit analysis (CBA). In this class, the issues of interest are: the risks associated with large engineering projects such as nuclear power reactors, the International Space Station, and critical infrastructures; the development of new products; the design of processes and operations with environmental externalities; and infrastructure renewal projects.

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risk analysis | decision analysis | uncertainty | cost-benefit analysis | remedial action alternative | probability | utility functions | environmental remediation | risk aversion | multistage decision models | axioms of rational behavior | design decisions | fault-tolerant design | risk management

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11.484 Project Appraisal in Developing Countries (MIT)

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This course covers techniques of financial analysis of investment expenditures as well as the economic and distributive appraisal of those projects. The course gives special consideration to cases in the developing world. Students will engage in a critical analysis of these tools and their role in the political economy of international development. The course will cover topics such as alternative planning strategies for conditions of uncertainty; organizations and project cycle management; the political environment; and interactions of clients and advisers, engineers, planners, policy analysts, and other professionals. Introductory micro-economics is a pre-requisite for this course.

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project evaluation | politics | project cycle | development planning | financing | investment | cash flow | discounting | alternative investment | forecasting | inflation | risk management | risk analysis | markets | market distortin | opportunity cost | taxation | monopoly | social-distributive project appraisal | institutions | rational analysis

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