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Information

Syllabus

Calendar

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Lecture Notes

Subject introduction, resume writing

Technical writing

Project evaluation 1

Getting work

Getting work II

Project management 1

Project evaluation 3

Project management 2

Job placement

Job placement II

Engineering and construction industry 1

Engineering and construction industry 2

Professional ethics 1: basis for decision making; student skits

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Assignments

Financing a skyscraper

Engineer selection

Bridge construction

Profile of an industry company

Professional ethics debates

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Study Material

Notes on Project Evaluation

Notes on Equivalence

Notes on Risk and Uncertainties

Notes on Infrastructure Costs

Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice (Fall 2007)

About

A high-rise building under construction.

Building work progresses in Brisbane, Queensland. (Image courtesy of Felix42 contra la censura on Flickr.)

Instructor(s)

Dr. Eric Adams

MIT Course Number

1.133

As Taught In

Fall 2007

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

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 skills, trends in the engineering and construction industry, risk analysis and risk management, managing public information, proposal preparation, project evaluation, project management, liability, professional ethics, and negotiation. The course draws on relevant large-scale projects to illustrate each component of the subject.

 

 

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