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Engineering Engineering Systems

Engineering Engineering Systems

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Brunel Lecture Series on Complex Systems. The top engineering achievements of the 20th century, from the automobile and airplane to telephone, radio, TV and computer, all constitute "complex technical systems," says Tom Magnanti. It is certain that the next century's top engineering challenges, such as "reconciling the inevitable growth in world-wide energy demand with potential environmental costs," will involve complex solutions, too. Will engineering systems (ES) as a discipline play a critical role in educating engineers to respond successfully to these challenges? Magnanti takes up the slippery issue of what constitutes ES as a field. He examines earlier MIT curricula, such as Systems Design and Management, and the 4M Conceptual model (Mine,... Show More

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