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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • ESD.84 (Fall 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Engineering Systems Doctoral Seminar 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Engineering Systems Division 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
    Prof. Christopher Magee 
  • Course Introduction:

  • ESD.84 Engineering Systems Doctoral Seminar

    Fall 2002

    Course Highlights

    Spanning the full breadth of MIT's innovative, multidisciplinary Engineering Systems Division, the seminar features prominent speakers in fields including engineering, management, and history.

    Course Description

    Examines core theory and contextual applications of the emerging field of Engineering Systems. The focus is on doctoral-level analysis of scholarship on key concepts such as complexity, uncertainty, fragility, and robustness, as well as a critical look at the historical roots of the field and related areas such as systems engineering, systems dynamics, agent modeling, and systems simulations. Contextual applications range from aerospace to technology implementation to regulatory systems to large-scale systems change. Special attention is given to the interdependence of social and technical dimensions of engineering systems.


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