Energy Courses by Department

Throughout its history, the Institute has been a leader in energy research.

Wind turbine.

In 1874, a steam engine was donated to be part of the newly created mechanical engineering laboratory. In 1939, Professor John Wilbur was chief engineer of the world's first effort to derive energy from the wind by means of a large machine operating on an electric utility network. One year later, Professor Hoyt Hottel built the first solar house on MIT's campus. These visionaries were early leaders in the energy research that continues today at MIT. Recently, Professor Daniel Nocera invented a compound that produces hydrogen gas with the help of a catalyst and a zap of light, a step toward creating energy from sunlight, as plants do.

An integral part of MIT's history of problem solving is the convergence of science, technology, and policy. Today, the Institute brings its strengths in science, technology, urban design, and economics together in an interdisciplinary approach to a crisis that threatens our security, our environment, and our economic future.




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MIT Course #Course TitleTerm
 4.401Introduction to Building TechnologySpring 2006
 4.411Building Technology LaboratorySpring 2004
 4.42JFundamentals of Energy in BuildingsFall 2003
 4.430DaylightingFall 2006
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 7.30JFundamentals of EcologyFall 2003
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 10.391JSustainable EnergySpring 2005
 10.391JSustainable EnergyJanuary (IAP) 2007
 10.392JFundamentals of Advanced Energy ConversionSpring 2004
 10.536JThermal Hydraulics in Power TechnologySpring 2007
 10.74JRadiative TransferSpring 2006
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 5.92Energy, Environment, and SocietySpring 2007
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 12.848JGlobal Climate Change: Economics, Science, and PolicySpring 2008
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 14.44Energy EconomicsSpring 2007
 14.444Energy EconomicsSpring 2007
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 6.685Electric MachinesFall 2005
 6.691Seminar in Electric Power SystemsSpring 2006
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 3.53Electrochemical Processing of MaterialsSpring 2001
 3.564JSustainable EnergySpring 2005
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8.21The Physics of EnergyFall 2008
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 STS.038Energy and Environment in American History: 1705-2005Fall 2006
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 15.023JGlobal Climate Change: Economics, Science, and PolicySpring 2008
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 11.371JSustainable EnergySpring 2005
 11.371JSustainable EnergyJanuary (IAP) 2007
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