Take an MIT D-Lab class and become an effective agent of global change while at MIT and beyond!

Through our suite of classes at MIT, students acquire competency in the participatory design process, understand and apply principles of engineering and design, engage in hands-on shop work, learn to think critically about theories of development, and obtain meaningful experiences in the field - all preparing you to continue socially and environmentally conscious work that addresses issues of global poverty.

Many of our classes are cross-listed with other departments, and students from Wellesley, Harvard, Tufts, and other Boston-area schools may cross-register. Find out more about the MIT D-Lab Academics Program!

NOTE: D-Lab is offering five MIT classes in Fall 2020. Three classes are fully virtual and two are hybrid, with in-person and virtual components. No student travel is anticipated during the 2020-21 academic year. Please see the class pages for more information.


EC.729 / 2.729 / EC.797 (G) / 2.789 (G)
TR11:30-1 (lecture), F10:30-12:00 (lab)
11.025 / 11.472 (G) / EC.701 / EC.781 (G)

Courses not offered this year

EC.724 / EC.784 (G)