World-renowned for both rigor and innovation, EECS is the largest undergraduate program at MIT. Our flexible curriculum and intensive, hands-on coursework gives students a holistic view of the field, an understanding of how to solve problems, and a focus on modeling and abstraction that prepares them for success in a wide range of industries, from software to bioengineering and econometrics.
Taught by world class faculty, EECS students explore subjects critical to advancement in today’s high-tech society — from mathematical computer theory to circuit design and electronics, control and communication theory, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Starting salaries for students with bachelor’s degrees average well above $100,000.
Check out the five undergraduate degree programs offered (6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-7 and 6-14) and the master of engineering degrees (6-P and 6-P7) available to EECS undergraduates (6-14 does not yet have an MEng Program option) with the option to complete the MEng thesis at a company through the 6-A program. These degree programs are highlighted on this page and link to further coverage. The 6-9 major in Computation and Cognition is administered by the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department.
Students are encouraged to engage in independent study or research for academic credit, with faculty supervision.
Current MIT undergraduates can switch into Course 6 by filling out a change of major form. To add a double major with Course 6, fill out the application and make an appointment to meet with a Course 6 undergraduate administrator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective undergraduate students -- all applicants must apply directly to MIT. See the orange box below!