Institution: MIT

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Design Challenge One

Ruth Graham

Activity overview Design Challenge One (DC1) is the first of five major team-based design challenges tackled by students during their first year of study on the System Design and Management (SDM) Master’s course.  It forms the major component of the one-week orientation Bootcamp designed to introduce incoming students both to system-thinking methods and to the values […]

Lessons learnt from emergency teaching

Ruth Graham

Defining features of MIT’s engineering education A striking feature of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) undergraduate curriculum is the disciplinary breadth to which students are exposed.  Regardless of their major, all MIT students are required to study what are termed General Institute Requirements (GIRs) which comprise around half of the undergraduate curriculum (17 of the 35 subjects).  While […]