MIT Design for Demining


Design for Demining SP.776 is a spring semester class where students and staff at MIT apply their engineering and invention skills to develop technologies to help solve the landmine problem. Thousands of our tools are already in use around the world!

Design for Demining is open to undergraduate (SP.776) and graduate students (SP.787) from all departments.

Landmines pose a tough problem, and we go in-depth to address it. We give you the information you need to apply your skills. The class includes a field trip to an Army base for demining training, and real deminers come from around the world to consult and speak.

Are you up to the challenge?


Landmines kill or maim more than 10,000 people every year, many of them children.

The only real solution to the landmine problem is to remove them, but HOW?

  Sponsored by the Edgerton Center and the MIT Public Service Center
Funded in part by the NCIIA