Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design I

Thermal image using colors to indicate temperature.

Example of thermal imaging, a technique used in the third module of this course. (Image courtesy of Donald Frankel.)


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Fall 2005



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This sophomore-level course is a project-oriented introduction to the principles and practice of engineering design. Design projects and exercises are chosen that relate to the built and natural environments. Emphasis is placed on achieving function and sustainability through choice of materials and processes, compatibility with natural cycles, and the use of active or adaptive systems. The course also encourages development of hands-on skills, teamwork, and communication; exercises and projects engage students in the building, implementation, and testing of their designs.

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Harold Hemond, Heidi Nepf, Louis Bucciarelli, and Sheila Frankel. 1.101 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design I, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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