Institution: MIT

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Design Challenge One

Ruth Graham

Abstract Activity overview Design Challenge One (DC1) is a five-day activity designed to immerse students in authentic, complex challenges that call upon technical, societal and organisational skills for their solution. As a result of the global pandemic, DC1 in 2020 was pivoted from a face-to-face format to an entirely online delivery; the challenges were framed […]

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 […]