Open Educational Resources about Engineering

Introductory Statistics / Collaborative Statistics

Language:
English
Author:
Barbara Illowsky & Susan Dean
Institution:
DeAnza College
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Business / General
  • Education / Educational Leadership / Research Methodology / Assessment and Evaluation
  • Education / TeacherEd / Teaching Methods / Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics / Statistics and Probability / Statistics
  • Social Sciences / Sociology / General
  • Social Sciences / Statistics

Introductory Statistics is the next generation of Collaborative Statistics and was written by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, faculty members at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. The textbook was developed over several years and has been used in regular and honors-level classroom settings

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1.018J / 7.30J Ecology I: The Earth System

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Edward DeLong Prof. Penny Chisholm
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Biology / Ecology
  • Science and Technology / Engineering
We will cover fundamentals of ecology, considering Earth as an integrated dynamic system. Topics include coevolution of the biosphere, geosphere, atmosphere and oceans; photosynthesis and respiration; the hydrologic, carbon and nitrogen cycles. We will examine the flow of energy and materials .. show the rest of description.

1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Dennis McLaughlin
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Environmental Engineering
This course provides a review of physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles used to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Mass balance concepts are applied to ecology, chemical kinetics, hydrology, and transportation; energy balance concepts are applied to .. show the rest of description.

1.040 / 1.401J / ESD.018J Project Management

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Fred Moavenzadeh
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Business / Management
1.040 Project Management focuses on the management and implementation of construction projects, primarily infrastructure projects. A project refers to a temporary piece of work undertaken to create a unique product or service. Whereas operations are continuous and repeating, projects are finite and .. show the rest of description.

1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Eric Adams
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering
This course is a core requirement for the Masters in Engineering program, designed to teach students about the roles of today's professional engineer and expose them to team-building skills through lectures, team workshops, and seminars. Topics include: written and oral communication, job placement .. show the rest of description.

1.77 Water Quality Control

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Eric Adams
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Environmental Engineering
The course material emphasizes mathematical models for predicting distribution and fate of effluents discharged into lakes, reservoirs, rivers, estuaries, and oceans. It also focuses on formulation and structure of models as well as analytical and simple numerical solution techniques. Also .. show the rest of description.

1.964 Design for Sustainability

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Eric Adams Prof. Jerome Connor Prof. John Ochsendorf Rossella Nicolin(Teaching Assistant)
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Environmental Engineering
The course considers the growing popularity of sustainability and its implications for the practice of engineering, particularly for the built environment. Two particular methodologies are featured: life cycle assessment (LCA) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The .. show the rest of description.

10.34 Numerical Methods Applied to Chemical Engineering

Language:
English
Author:
Professor William Green, Jr.
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering

Numerical methods for solving problems arising in heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, chemical reaction engineering, and molecular simulation. Topics: numerical linear algebra, solution of nonlinear algebraic equations and ordinary differential equations, solution of partial differential

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10.37 Chemical and Biological Reaction Engineering

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. K. Dane Wittrup Prof. William Green, Jr
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering
This course applies the concepts of reaction rate, stoichiometry and equilibrium to the analysis of chemical and biological reacting systems, derivation of rate expressions from reaction mechanisms and equilibrium or steady state assumptions, design of chemical and biochemical reactors via .. show the rest of description.

10.490 Integrated Chemical Engineering I

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Barry S. Johnston
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering
This course uses reaction kinetics, batch reactor analysis, batch distillation, batch operations scheduling, safety analysis, and the ABACUSS process simulator to introduce process design and analysis techniques. Acknowledgements The materials for the Fall 2006 offering of this course were drawn .. show the rest of description.

10.491 Integrated Chemical Engineering II

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Gregory McRae
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering
This course introduces students to methods and background needed for the conceptual design of continuously operating chemical plants. Particular attention is paid to the use of process modeling tools such as Aspen that are used in industry and to problems of current interest. Each student team is .. show the rest of description.

10.492-1 Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics I: Process Control by Design

Language:
English
Author:
Dr. Barry S. Johnston
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering
In the ICE-Topics courses, various chemical engineering problems are presented and analyzed in an industrial context. Emphasis is on the integration of fundamentals with material property estimation, process control, product development, and computer simulation. Integration of societal issues, such .. show the rest of description.

10.520 / 10.420 Molecular Aspects of Chemical Engineering

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Paula Hammond
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Chemical Engineering
This class covers molecular-level engineering and analysis of chemical processes. The use of chemical bonding, reactivity, and other key concepts in the design and tailoring of organic systems are discussed in this class. Specific class topics include application and development of .. show the rest of description.

16.100 Aerodynamics

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. David Darmofal
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
This course extends fluid mechanic concepts from Unified Engineering to the aerodynamic performance of wings and bodies in sub/supersonic regimes. 16.100 generally has four components: subsonic potential flows, including source/vortex panel methods; viscous flows, including laminar and turbulent .. show the rest of description.

16.355J / ESD.355J Software Engineering Concepts

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Nancy Leveson
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Computer Engineering
  • Science and Technology / Information Technology / Software Engineering
This is a reading and discussion subject on issues in the engineering of software systems and software development project design. It includes the present state of software engineering, what has been tried in the past, what worked, what did not, and why. Topics may differ in each offering, but will .. show the rest of description.

16.885J / ESD.35J Aircraft Systems Engineering

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Jeffrey Hoffman
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
16.885J offers a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams .. show the rest of description.

2.60 / 2.62J / 10.392J / 22.40J Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Jefferson W. Tester Prof. Mujid S. Kazimi Prof. Yang Shao-Horn Prof. Ahmed F. Ghoniem
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
This course covers fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems. Topics include analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation .. show the rest of description.

2.96 Management in Engineering (MIT)

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Jung-Hoon Chun, Prof. Henry S. Marcus, Dr. Abbott Weiss
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Business / General
This course gives an overview of engineering management and covers topics such as financial principles, management of innovation, technology strategy, and best management practices. The focus of the course is the development of individual skills and team work. This is carried out through an .. show the rest of description.

20.106J / 1.084J Systems Microbiology

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. David Schauer Prof. Edward DeLong
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
This course covers introductory microbiology from a systems perspective, considering microbial diversity, population dynamics, and genomics. Emphasis is placed on the delicate balance between microbes and humans, and the changes that result in the emergence of infectious diseases and antimicrobial .. show the rest of description.

6.254 Game Theory with Engineering Applications (MIT)

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Asu Ozdaglar
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Mathematics and Statistics / Mathematics / Discrete Mathematics / Game Theory
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of game theory and mechanism design. Motivations are drawn from engineered/networked systems (including distributed control of wireline and wireless communication networks, incentive-compatible/dynamic resource allocation, multi-agent systems, .. show the rest of description.

6.805 / 6.806 / STS.085 Ethics and the Law on the Electronic Frontier

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Daniel Weitzner Prof. Harold Abelson Prof. Michael M. Fischer
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Electrical Engineering
  • Social Sciences / Criminal Justice
This course considers the interaction between law, policy, and technology as they relate to the evolving controversies over control of the Internet. In addition, there will be an in-depth treatment of privacy and the notion of "transparency" -- regulations and technologies that govern the use of .. show the rest of description.

7.01SC Fundamentals of Biology (MIT)

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Eric Lander, Prof. Robert Weinberg, Prof. Tyler Jacks, Prof. Hazel Sive, Prof. Graham Walker, Prof. Sallie Chisholm, Dr. Michelle Mischke
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Biology
Fundamentals of Biology focuses on the basic principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and recombinant DNA. These principles are necessary to understanding the basic mechanisms of life and anchor the biological knowledge that is required to understand many of the challenges in .. show the rest of description.

A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Language:
English
Author:
Louis Scharf
Institution:
Colorado State University
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Electrical Engineering

This free textbook was written for an experimental freshman course, but is now an elective that most students take before the circuits course for electrical and computer engineering students.  "The first three chapters of this book provide a fairly complete coverage of complex numbers, the

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A First Course in Linear Algebra

Language:
English
Author:
K. Kuttler, Adapted by Lyryx Learning
Institution:
Lyryx Learning
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Mathematics and Statistics / Mathematics / Algebra and Number Theory / Linear Algebra

This text, originally by K. Kuttler, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team as a first course in linear algebra for science and engineering students who have an understanding of basic algebra.

All major topics of linear algebra are available in detail, as well as proofs of important

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