1.101 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design I

Fall 2005

Thermal image using colors to indicate temperature.
Example of thermal imaging, a technique used in the third module of this course. (Image courtesy of Donald Frankel.)

Course Highlights

This course features three main modules, which can be seen in the Water Resources, Structures, and Thermal Design sections.

Course Description

This sophomore-level course is a project-oriented introduction to the principles and practice of engineering design. Design projects and exercises are chosen that relate to the built and natural environments. Emphasis is placed on achieving function and sustainability through choice of materials and processes, compatibility with natural cycles, and the use of active or adaptive systems. The course also encourages development of hands-on skills, teamwork, and communication; exercises and projects engage students in the building, implementation, and testing of their designs.

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Prof. Harold Hemond
Prof. Heidi Nepf
Prof. Louis Bucciarelli
Sheila Frankel

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
3 hours / session