Thursday, April 27, 2006
MIT OpenCourseWares just released materials for last semester's Aircraft System Engineering course. This is a dream class for air and space junkies that combines history, engineering, and economics to offer a "holistic view of the aircraft as a system". The course was administrated by Jeff Hoffman, shuttle astronaut and MIT Professor, and by Professor Aaron Cohen, the Space Shuttle Orbiter Project Manager. Practically every lesson contains at lease one all-star guest lecturer (check it out). The site contains audio and video for each lecture as well as pdfs of course notes, guest bios, readings, class projects, and additional resources.
While MIT has tons of great courses in the OCW program, this one is truly exceptional. They've pulled out all stops to make just about class resource available to the general public from this fantastic course. (Thanks to Chris Johnson for the tip).