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Structural Materials: Selection and Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Effort 2-3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 3 weeks long

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From skyscrapers to transportation infrastructure, structural materials dominate the human landscape. Learning the principles that govern their selection is essential for any aspiring or practicing engineer.

This engineering course will introduce you to the key principles of structural materials selection through a practical curriculum rooted in the real world. The principles taught are general enough to be applied across many domains. Key points are emphasized with interesting examples and anecdotes from industry and academia.

This course benefits aspiring engineers and students with no previous experience as well as the seasoned professional.

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Thomas Eagar

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