A flow chart of the MSDO framework. (Image courtesy of Olivier de Weck.)
This course is mainly focused on the quantitative aspects of design and presents a unifying framework called "Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization" (MSDO). The objective of the course is to present tools and methodologies for performing system optimization in a multidisciplinary design context, focusing on three aspects of the problem:
(i) The multidisciplinary character of engineering systems, (ii) design of these complex systems, and (iii) tools for optimization.
There is a version of this course (16.60s) offered through the MIT Professional Institute, targeted at professional engineers.
Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .dat, .exe, .m, .xls, .zip.