Graduate Level Mechanical Engineering OpenCourseWare

Advanced Fluid Mechanics OpenCourseWare: A Free Online MIT Graduate Study Course on Fluid Dynamics
Students taking part in the 'Advanced Fluid Mechanics' OpenCourseWare project will learn about concepts related to the topic of Fluid Mechanics. Specific topics to be covered include, mass conservation, lubrication theory and turbulence. A background in Mechanical Engineering and the completion of an undergraduate course in Fluid Mechanics is required for successful completion of the class.

Analysis and Design of Digital Control Systems OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Graduate Study Course by MIT
Students taking part in the 'Analysis and Design of Digital Control Systems' OpenCourseWare project will learn about the important role of control systems synthesis within digital computers. Specific topics include inputoutput interfaces, realtime computer architecture and modern statespace methods. A background in Mechanical Engineering is required for successful completion of the course.

Compressible Flow OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Fluid Dynamics Course by MIT
Students should consider the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) free OpenCourseWare aeronautics and astronautics class 'Compressible Flow' to study the nature of compressible flows. This course is a graduate level course meant for Engineering students who already have a basic knowledge of fluid dynamics.

Compressible Fluid Dynamics OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Level Course on Compressible Fluid Dynamics
Students taking part in the 'Compressible Fluid Dynamics' OpenCouseWare project will learn about appropriate conservation laws, normal shock wave relations, piston and shock tube problems and Riemann invariants. A background in mechanical engineering and prior knowledge of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics is required for the successful understanding of the course.

Computational Geometry OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Course on Computational Geometry
The 'Computational Geometry' course at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reaches across several disciplines at a graduate level, including mechanical engineering, aeronautics and astronautics and civil engineering. This course looks at the computer implementation, analysis and development of algorithms used in geometric modeling (the math representation of solids, surfaces and curves used in defining complex engineering or physical objects). MIT has made this course available as OpenCourseWare.

Computational Mechanics of Materials OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Course by MIT on Advanced Computational Mechanics
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers its 'Computational Mechanics of Materials' course as free OpenCourseWare. The original course concentrated on the mathematical methods for analyzing nonlinear continuum responses of materials. The course applied toward graduate degrees such as a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics, a Master of Science in Computation for Design and Optimization and the specialized Engineer in Aeronautics and Astronautics degree.

Computational Quantum Mechanics of Molecular and Extended Systems OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Graduate Level Course by MIT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers 'Computational Quantum Mechanics of Molecular and Extended Systems' as OpenCourseWare. Students are taught how to perform quantum mechanical calculations from both the physics and chemistry perspective. This OpenCourseWare would be of interest to chemical engineers, chemists or graduate students pursuing a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry.

Computer Methods in Dynamics OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Mechanical Engineering Course
Students taking MIT's 'Computer Methods in Dynamics' free OpenCourseWare class will learn about the analysis of complex dynamic and static problems. Some course topics include digital computer coding techniques, computer numerical solutions of equilibrium equations and finite modeling of dynamic and static problems. A background in mechanical engineering is recommended because the course covers advanced engineering topics.

Decision Making in Large Scale Systems OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Course on Dynamic Programming
Students taking part in the 'Decision Making in Large Scale Systems' OpenCourseWare project will learn about the fundamentals of largescale dynamic programming. Specific topics include simulationbased algorithms, policy search methods and dynamic programming algorithms. A background in mechanical engineering and programming is required for the successful completion of this course.

Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems OpenCourseWare: A Free Online MIT Graduate Study Course
Students taking part in MIT's 'Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems' OpenCourseWare project will learn gain an introduction to nonlinear deterministic dynamic systems. Specific topics to be discussed include nonlinear ordinary differential equations, planar autonomous systems and fundamental theory. A background in Electrical Engineering is required for this course.

Feedback Control Systems OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Course on Control Systems Design
Students interested in feedback control systems should consider the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) free OpenCourseWare aeronautics and astronautics course 'Feedback Control Systems.' This course is a graduate level course geared towards Engineering students who already have a basic knowledge of control systems, including the ability to translate control objectives into equations.

Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Course by MIT
Students taking part in MIT's 'Finite Elements Analysis of Solids and Fluids' OpenCourseWare project will gain an introduction to the finite element analysis of structures, solids and fluids. Specific topics include kinematics of deformation, strain and stress measures and variational principles. A background in Mechanical Engineering is required to be successful in this course.

Human Supervisory Control of Automated Systems OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Level Automated Systems Course by MIT
In order to understand the issues involved in supervising automated industrial facilities and other processes, students should consider the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) free OpenCourseWare 'Human Supervisory Control of Automated Systems.' As a graduate level course, students should have an engineering background and an interest in the interface between automated devices and their supervisory personnel.

Hydrofoils and Propellers OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Course on Hydrofoils by MIT
Students taking part in MIT's 'Hydrofoils and Propellers' OpenCourseWare project will learn about the theory and design of hydrofoil systems and wakeadapted propellers. Topics to be discussed in class include lifting and thickness problems of subcavitating sections and unsteady flow problems. A background in Mechanical Engineering is required for successful completion of the course.

Identification, Estimation, and Learning OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT GradLevel Course on System Identification and Estimation
Students taking part in MIT's 'Identification, Estimation and Learning' OpenCourseWare project will learn about the theoretical basis for system identification, estimation and learning. Specific topics to be covered in the course include Kalman filters, neural nets, radial basis functions, wavelets and informative data sets. A background in Mechanical Engineering is required for the successful completion of the course.

Internal Combustion Engines OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online GradLevel Course on Internal Combustion Engines
Students taking part in MIT's 'Internal Combustion Engines' OpenCourseWare class will learn about how combustion, thermodynamics, fluid flow and other aspects are impacted by the design and operation of an internal combustion engine. A background in mechanical engineering is recommended for successful completion of this course.

Internal Flows in Turbomachines OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Course on Fluid Dynamics
To learn about the nature of internal flows in a variety of industrial applications, students should consider the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) free OpenCourseWare aeronautics and astronautics class 'Internal Flows in Turbomachines.' This is a graduate level class geared for students who already have a basic knowledge of fluid dynamics and the associated mathematics.

MADM with Applications in Material Selection and Optimal Design OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Level Course
Students taking part in the free 'MADM with Applications in Material Selection and Optimal Design' OpenCourseWare offered by MIT will learn about multiple attribute decision making (MADM) models in engineering. Specific course topics include uncertainties in material properties and rank stability analysis. A background in mechanical engineering is required for this graduatelevel course.

Mechanics of Fluids OpenCourseWare: An Online Graduate Level Free Course by MIT on the Study of Fluid and Continuum Mechanics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) course  'Mechanics of Fluids'  is an elective course for the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Practice program. The course covers advanced topics in continuum and fluid mechanics. MIT offers materials from this course online as part of its OpenCourseWare program.

Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Graduate Study Course by MIT
Students taking part in MIT's 'Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems' OpenCourseWare project will learn about physical system modeling of dynamic systems. Topics to be discussed include multiport energy storage and dissipation, transformation theory, nonlinear mechanics and Lagrangian and Hamiltonian forms. A background in Mechanical Engineering is required for the successful completion of this course.

MultiScale System Design OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level MultiScale System Design Course
Students taking part in 'MultiScale System Design', MIT's free OpenCourseWare class, will learn about engineering models that consist of two or more scales, including nano, micro, meso or macro. Some of the topics covered in this course include design theories, properties of scales and modeling methods. A background in mechanical engineering is required for the successful completion of this course.

NanotoMacro Transport Process OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Course on Energy Transport
Students taking part in the 'NanotoMacro Transport Process' OpenCourseWare project offered by MIT will learn about the energy carrying properties of photons, electrons, molecules and phonons. Specific topics will include energy transports in the form of particles and waves and applications with micro and nanotechnology. A background in mechanical engineering is required for this course.

Numerical Fluid Mechanics OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Graduate Study Course by MIT on Fluid Mechanics
Students taking part in MIT's 'Numerical Fluid Mechanics' free OpenCourseWare will learn about various numerical methods in fluid mechanics, including number representation and errors, differentiation, integration and systems of linear equations. A background in mechanical engineering is required for the successful completion of this graduatelevel course.

Plates and Shells OpenCourseWare: MIT's Graduate Level Free Online Mechanical Engineering Course
MIT's 'Plates and Shells' OpenCourseWare addresses topics, such as analysis methods, bending and buckling, geometric effects and strength issues related to shells and plates. This subject matter could be useful to engineers in a variety of graduate tracks, including a Masters in Mechanical Engineering or an Engineer in Aeronautics and Astronautics (EAA).

Principles of Oceanographic Instrument Systems (Sensors and Measurements) OpenCourseWare: A Free Online GradLevel Course by MIT
Students taking part in MIT's 'Principles of Oceanographic Instrument Systems:Sensors and Measurements' free OpenCourseWare will learn about the theory and design of various oceanographic sensor systems. Specific topics related to the design of oceanographic sensor systems covered in class include salinity, heat flow, pressure and temperature. A background in mechanical engineering is required for the successful completion of this course.

Principles of Optimal Control OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Course on Deterministic Optimal Control
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) free OpenCourseWare aeronautics and astronautics class 'Principles of Optimal Control' teaches students how to optimize physical problems and use techniques to obtain parameter estimations for models describing these problems. This course is geared towards Engineering students who have taken courses in linear algebra and differential equations.

Radiative Transfer OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Level Course on the Study of Thermal Radiation
Students taking part in MIT's 'Radiative Transfer' free OpenCourseWare class will learn about the fundamentals of thermal radiation within the context of mechanical engineering. Specific course topics include infrared instruments, combustion, furnaces and imaging. A background in mechanical engineering is required for the successful completion of this graduatelevel course.

Robust System Design OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Graduate Study Course on Robust System Design by MIT
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) free OpenCourseWare aeronautics and astronautics class 'Robust System Design' gives students the opportunity to design and develop new products and programs for businesses and industry. This course is geared towards Engineering students with an interest in product design.

Statistical Thermodynamics of Complex Liquids OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Course
The Nuclear Science and Engineering, Physics and Chemical Engineering Departments at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offer a course titled 'Statistical Thermodynamics of Complex Liquids'. The graduatelevel class looks at the selfassembly theory in micellar (surfactantwater) and microemulsion (surfactantwateroil) systems along with scattering techniques and the scattering of neutron, xray and light as applied to the examination of the dynamics and structure of complex liquids.

Stochastic Estimation and Control OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free GradLevel Dynamic Systems Control Course
Students interested in the mathematical analysis of stochastic processes can take MIT's free OpenCourseWare math class 'Stochastic Estimation and Control.' This course is intended for students interested in parameter estimation and control of stochastic systems, systems where random noise is a factor.

System Design and Analysis Based on AD and Complexity Theories OpenCourseWare: A Free Online GradLevel Course by MIT
Students taking part in the 'System Design and Analysis Based on AD and Complexity Theories' OpenCourseWare will learn about the principles of design. Class topics in this free class include the use of complexity theory and axiomatic theory in design. A background in mechanical engineering is required for this graduatelevel course.

Thermal Hydraulics in Power Technology OpenCourseWare: Free Online Graduate Level Course on Thermal Hydraulics by MIT
If you are an engineer or a graduate student, studying nuclear, mechanical or chemical engineering, interested in thermal hydraulics as applied to power systems, then OpenCourseWare materials offered for free by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering might be of interest. MIT's 'Thermal Hydraulics in Power Technology' course looks at heated fluid flow events that may cause a system change, such as a pressure drop and methods used to investigate these occurrences in power stations.

Tribology OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Course on the Study of Tribological Systems
Students taking the free 'Tribology' OpenCourseWare class offered by MIT will learn about the fundamentals of tribological systems, which are systems that have two or more bodies in relative motion. Specific topics discussed in class include friction and wear, boundary lubrication and solidfilm lubrication. A background in mechanical engineering is required for the successful completion of this course.

Turbulent Flow and Transport OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Course on Turbulent Flows
Students taking part in MIT's 'Turbulent Flow and Transport' OpenCourseWare class will learn about the fundamentals of engineering methods within the context of turbulent flows and transport. Specific course topics include the production, dissipation and scaling laws of turbulence. A background in mechanical engineering is required for the successful completion of this course.

Wave Propagation OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Graduate Study Mechanical Engineering Course by MIT
Students taking the 'Wave Propagation' OpenCourseWare class, which is offered by MIT, will learn about wave phenomena in applied mechanics. Specific examples of wave propagation that are discussed in class include acoustics, geophysics, hydrodynamics and elasticity. A background in mechanical engineering is required for the successful completion of this graduatelevel course.