Environmental Engineering OpenCourseWare: A Free Online MIT Graduate Study Course on Environmental Engineering

Published Jan 06, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a one-year Environmental Masters of Engineering degree program, and the free 'Environmental Engineering' OpenCourseWare is a core requirement for it. Students will learn the fundamentals of environmental science and engineering. This free online course is recommended for students in a Master of Engineering or Environmental Engineering degree program.

Environmental Engineering Project : Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Graduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No No No

Environmental Engineering Project : Course Description

This course simulates real-world engineering practice. Student teams adopt a problem, submit a letter of intent and a proposal for an engineering-based solution to the problem. Dr. Eric Adams, Dr. Pete Shanahan, Susan Murcott and Daniele Lantagne teach this course together at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They have posted a selection of student projects for further investigation and study. One project focuses on water contamination in the U.S. by pharmaceuticals, consumer products and wastewater chemicals. Another plans to design drinking and waste water treatment systems in Kathmandu, Nepal. The third surveys salt pond wetlands in the U.S. Virgin Islands and proposes appropriate watershed management policies. This course may be of little value without the lectures and instructor supervision, but the projects will be fascinating to graduate students interested in the applications of environmental engineering.

Two requests for proposals, a letter of intent, a formal proposal, two final presentations and three final reports are available for download. Check out these students' creativity, ingenuity and adherence to professional guidelines in this free environmental engineering course.

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