|Precision Machine Design
Design of Medical Devices (new name in 2013)
Course Number (Credit): 2.750 (U) and 2.75 (G; H-Level)
Description: Intensive coverage of precision engineering theory, heuristics, and applications pertaining to the design of systems ranging from consumer products to machine tools and instruments. Topics covered include: economics, project management and design philosophy; principles of accuracy, repeatability, and resolution; error budgeting; sensors; sensor mounting; systems design; bearings; actuators and transmissions; system integration driven by functional requirements and operating physics. Emphasis on developing creative designs which are optimized by analytical techniques. Problem sets and test first six weeks. Major team-based design project focus last six weeks. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments.
|Development of Mechanical Products
Course Number (Credit): 2.752 (U) and 2.753 (G)
Description: Focuses on evolving a product from proof-of-concept to beta prototype: Includes team building, project planning, budgeting, resource planning; models for scaling, tolerancing and reliability, patents, business planning. Students/teams start with a proof-of-concept product they bring to class or select from projects provided by instructor. In lieu of taking 12 units of 2.ThU, Course 2 majors taking 2.752 may write a bachelor's thesis that documents their contributions to the product developed in the team project. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments.
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|2.007 Design and Manufacturing I - 2008
Until 2008 Prof. Alexander Slocum was in charge of teaching the sophomore Mechanical Engineering class 2.007 - Introduction to Design and Manufacturing. Together with other faculty and two or three graduate students each year they guided up to 150 students through the process of designing and building a remote controlled robot that needed to perform a specific task in order to compete at the anual 2.007 design competition.
This course is now taught by Prof. Dan Frey - New Site.
The Urban Design Corps is a corporation focused on starting companies guided towards providing careers and resources for minorities and underprivileged people. The Urban Design Corps gives successful minorities the opportunity to invest in a permanent solution to the economic problems facing minority and underprivileged communities. Started by Prof. Alexander Slocum and Mark Graham.
|2.971 (2nd summer)
Most of the students in 2.971 participate in the Second Summer Program. The Program (SSP), fostered by the MIT OME (Office of Minority Education) , provides students practical industry experience as paid engineering interns during the summer after the first year at MIT. Student participation requires successful completion of the freshman core and a three-week design workshop (2.971,) held during the Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January
|2.993 - Pathways to Peace
Pathways to Peace is a new course for 2002 which combines students artistic creativity with geeky engineering know-how to produce sophisticated artistic tiles.