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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 1.133 (Fall 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Dr. Eric Adams 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice

    Fall 2007

    Course Highlights

    1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice

    Fall 2007

    A high-rise building under construction.
    Building work progresses in Brisbane, Queensland. (Image courtesy of Felix42 contra la censura on Flickr.)

    Course Description

    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.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .xls.


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