Engineering Systems Division

MIT's Engineering Systems Division
Professor Debbie Nightingale with students from ESD's System Design and Management program. Photo taken by Deneen Silviano

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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Updated within the past 180 days

MIT Course #Course TitleTerm
 ESD.018JProject ManagementSpring 2004
 ESD.018JProject ManagementSpring 2007
 ESD.10Introduction to Technology and PolicyFall 2006
 ESD.123JSystems Perspectives on Industrial EcologySpring 2006
 ESD.126Energy Systems and Economic DevelopmentSpring 2001
 ESD.128JGlobal Climate Change: Economics, Science, and PolicySpring 2004
 ESD.128JGlobal Climate Change: Economics, Science, and PolicySpring 2007
 ESD.129Space Policy SeminarSpring 2003
 ESD.136JTechnology, Law, and the Working EnvironmentSpring 2006
 ESD.141Technology Policy NegotiationsSpring 2006
 ESD.163JManaging Nuclear TechnologySpring 2004
 ESD.166JSustainable EnergyJanuary (IAP) 2007
 ESD.166JSustainable EnergySpring 2005
 ESD.192JAnalyzing & Accounting for Regional Economic ChangeSpring 2005
 ESD.192JAnalyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic ChangeSpring 2006
 ESD.193JRegional Socioeconomic Impact Analyses and ModelingFall 2003
 ESD.193JRegional Socioeconomic Impact Analysis and ModelingFall 2005
 ESD.193JRegional Socioeconomic Impact Analysis and ModelingFall 2004
 ESD.193JRegional Socioeconomic Impact Analysis and ModelingFall 2006
 ESD.201JTransportation SystemsFall 2004
 ESD.203JTransportation Policy, Strategy, and ManagementFall 2004
 ESD.204JCarrier SystemsFall 2003
 ESD.205JTransportation Flow SystemsFall 2002
 ESD.210JIntroduction to Transportation SystemsFall 2006
 ESD.215JAirline Schedule PlanningSpring 2003
 ESD.216JLogistical and Transportation Planning MethodsFall 2004
 ESD.216JLogistical and Transportation Planning MethodsFall 2006
 ESD.221JAn Introduction to Intelligent Transportation SystemsSpring 2005
 ESD.222JTransportation Policy and Environmental LimitsSpring 2004
 ESD.225JUrban Transportation PlanningFall 2002
 ESD.225JUrban Transportation PlanningFall 2006
 ESD.226JPublic Transportation Service and Operations PlanningSpring 2006
 ESD.227JTransit ManagementFall 2006
 ESD.260JLogistics SystemsFall 2006
 ESD.264JDatabase, Internet, and Systems Integration TechnologiesFall 2006
 ESD.267JSupply Chain Planning (SMA 6305)Spring 2005
 ESD.268JManufacturing System and Supply Chain DesignSpring 2005
 ESD.284JAnalyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic ChangeSpring 2004
 ESD.290Special Topics in Supply Chain ManagementSpring 2005
 ESD.30JEngineering Apollo: The Moon Project as a Complex SystemSpring 2007
 ESD.33Systems EngineeringSummer 2004
 ESD.34System ArchitectureJanuary (IAP) 2007
 ESD.342Advanced System ArchitectureSpring 2006
ESD.352JSpace Systems EngineeringSpring 2007
 ESD.353JSpace System Architecture and DesignFall 2004
 ESD.355JSoftware Engineering ConceptsFall 2005
 ESD.35JAircraft Systems EngineeringFall 2004
 ESD.35JAircraft Systems EngineeringFall 2005
 ESD.36JSystem and Project ManagementFall 2003
 ESD.52JIntroduction to the History of TechnologyFall 2006
 ESD.565JIntegrating eSystems & Global Information SystemsSpring 2002
ESD.57Technology-based Business TransformationFall 2007
 ESD.60Lean/Six Sigma ProcessesSummer 2004
 ESD.61JIntegrating the Lean EnterpriseFall 2005
 ESD.65JAerospace Biomedical and Life Support EngineeringSpring 2006
 ESD.68JCommunications and Information PolicySpring 2006
 ESD.72Engineering Risk-Benefit AnalysisSpring 2007
 ESD.77Multidisciplinary System Design OptimizationSpring 2004
 ESD.79JQuantum ComputationFall 2003
 ESD.801Leadership DevelopmentFall 2002
 ESD.801Leadership DevelopmentFall 2005
 ESD.84Engineering Systems Doctoral SeminarFall 2002
 ESD.85JIntegrating Doctoral Seminar on Emerging TechnologiesFall 2005
 ESD.86Models, Data and Inference for Socio-Technical SystemsSpring 2007
 ESD.932Technology Policy OrganizationsSpring 2005
 ESD.932Engineering EthicsSpring 2006
 ESD.933Technology Policy Negotiations and Dispute ResolutionSpring 2005
 ESD.933JOrganizing for Innovative Product DevelopmentSpring 2007
 ESD.935Urban Transportation, Land Use, and the EnvironmentSpring 2002
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