E200: Ethics, Engineering and Society

How can we identify and analyze ethical issues in engineering? How do leave room for rapid and disruptive innovation while responsibly considering the impact of technology on society and identifying the new ethical challenges that arise? This course provides an introduction to how theories, concepts, and methods from the humanities and social science can be…

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E202A: Introduction to Design Methodology

This micro-course provides an introduction to design methods used in the development of innovative and realistic customer-driven engineered products, services, and systems. Design methods and tools are introduced and the student’s design ability is developed via a series of short design process modules: design research, analysis and synthesis, concept generation and creativity. Students will be…

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E202B: Designing for the Human Body

Students will learn how the body transfers loads during daily activities and how external or internal device design can have a long-term impact on body biomechanical function. Some examples include the impact of phone use and forward flexion of the neck and asymmetrical spinal loading due to shoulder bags (e.g., impact on factory workers or…

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E204B: The Flow of Power, Information and Money in Tomorrow’s Smart Grid

We begin by surveying the changing landscape of electricity grids: sensors such as PMUs, power electronics actuation such as FACTS devices, information technology, and control architectures. We introduce elements of energy economics with a focus on electricity markets including consumer and producer behavior. We then analyze the problems that deep renewable integration poses for grid…

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E204A: Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0

The purpose of this course is to make the student fluent with the context, concepts and key content of the technologies that are driving what is collectively known as “Digital Transformation” (DT), and more specifically, focus on the industrial impact of DT, as captured under the term “Industry 4.0” (I4.0). This topic is quite important:…

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E205: The Social Implications of Computing

This will be a discussion-intensive course about the social implications of computing. The purpose of this course is to help participants make informed and thoughtful choices about their careers, participation in society, and future development activities. Readings and lecture topics are drawn from a range of fields that together seek to describe our contemporary global…

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