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Engineering Systems Division (ESD) - Archived


MIT is tackling the large-scale engineering challenges of the 21st century through a new organization. The Engineering Systems Division (ESD) creates and shares interdisciplinary knowledge about complex engineering systems through initiatives in education, research, and industry partnerships. ESD broadens engineering practice to include the context of each challenge as well as the consequences of technological advancement.

ESD has a dual mission: to define and evolve engineering systems as a new field of study, and to help advance engineering education and practice by incorporating a holistic systems focus. As a division, ESD establishes an intellectual home for key programs and centers, engages faculty across departments and disciplines, and fosters discourse about engineering innovation.

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Recent Submissions

  • Leveson, Nancy; Thomas, John P. (2012-12)
    This class introduces the concepts of system safety and how to analyze and design safer systems. Topics include the causes of accidents in general, and recent major accidents in particular; hazard analysis, safety-driven ...
  • Leveson, Nancy (2011-06)
    The goal of 16.863J is to teach basic principles of system safety, including accident analysis, hazard analysis, design for safety, human factors and safety, controlling safety during operations, and management of ...
  • Newman, Dava (2010-12)
    Students in ESD.801 Leadership Development work in a seminar environment to develop leadership capabilities. Readings, assignments and class discussion explore the topics covered in this class. In addition, students ...
  • Larson, Richard C.; Odoni, Amedeo R.; Barnett, Arnold (2004-12)
    The class will cover quantitative techniques of Operations Research with emphasis on applications in transportation systems analysis (urban, air, ocean, highway, pick-up and delivery systems) and in the planning and design ...
  • Salvucci, Frederick; Murga, Mikel (2002-12)
    This class is an introduction to planning transportation in metropolitan areas. The approach, while rooted on the analytical tools which estimate outcomes and alternatives, is holistic. This means starting from ...