Section 130: Sustainable Materials and User-Centered Design

Section 130: Sustainable Materials and User-Centered Design

How can we make engineering more sustainable and more beneficial to people and the environment? If that’s a question you care about, this is the E100 section for you. This is a course about sustainable materials and user-centered engineering design. Our goal is to teach sustainable engineering practices that will be useful to nearly all engineers.

Section 800: Process and Throughput Optimization

Section 800: Process and Throughput Optimization

To successfully operate a pizza chain, or any fast/casual food chain for that matter, we must not only have high-quality and good-tasting products that the consumers crave but a solid and reliable supply chain extending all the way from the suppliers to hundreds of individual outlets where the food is stored, prepared, and served to the end customer.

Section 200: Design in the Real World

Section 200: Design in the Real World

This course provides a detailed overview of the engineering design process – the “heart” of engineering – in a broadly accessible manner that assumes no specialized knowledge and is largely applicable to most engineering disciplines. Students also learn various practical skills commonly employed in the design process such as basic CAD and CAE, TRIZ techniques, patent searching, and project management software.

Section 810: Continuous Improvement & Operations Management

Section 810: Continuous Improvement & Operations Management

Do you ever have to swipe your M card more than once to enter your dorm room? In essence, there is always room for improvement in everyday processes. Continuous improvement in processes and operations focuses on consistently applying methods that improve the quality of a product or service.

Section 910: Socially Engaged Design of Nuclear Energy Technologies

Section 910: Socially Engaged Design of Nuclear Energy Technologies

As more people experience the real impacts of climate change, the need for strategic collaboration between design experts and local communities has become more urgent. In this section, you will use XR technologies to learn socially-engaged design and community outreach related to nuclear technologies for global decarbonization.