Engineering Innovation and Design

Assortment of English alphabets in white with "E," "I," and "D" three letters highlighted in red in black background.
EID, an abbreviation of Engineering Innovation and Design, is highlighted. (Courtesy of Blade Kotelly.)


MIT Course Number

ESD.051J / 6.902J

As Taught In

Fall 2012



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Course Description

Course Features

Course Description

Learn to produce great designs, be a more effective engineer, and communicate with high emotional and intellectual impact. This project based course gives students the ability to understand, contextualize, and analyze engineering designs and systems. By learning and applying design thinking, students will more effectively solve problems in any domain. Lectures focus on teaching a tested, iterative design process as well as techniques to sharpen creative analysis. Guest lectures from all disciplines illustrate different approaches to design thinking. This course develops students' skills to conceive, organize, lead, implement, and evaluate successful projects in any engineering discipline. Additionally, students learn how to give compelling in-person presentations. Open to all majors, all years.

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Blade Kotelly, and Joel Schindall. ESD.051J Engineering Innovation and Design. Fall 2012. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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