6-P The Masters of Engineering Program


 MEng Application

In the Masters of Engineering (MEng) Program Electrical Engineering and Computer Science undergraduates may earn both a bachelor's and master's degree.  Students meet all bachelor's degree requirements and then complete an additional 90 units (including graduate coursework and a thesis--generaly completed at the Institute).  The MEng compresses the coursework necessary for a four-year bachelor's and a two-year master's degree into ten or eleven semesters. Students begin fulfilling MEng requirements thesis in their latter semesters as undergraduates.

Over 60 percent of EECS undergraduates apply for this program. 

The 6-1, 6-2, and 6-3 MEng Programs allow students to complete a three-subject concentration in one of the following fields:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • BioEECS
  • Circuits
  • Communications
  • Computer Systems
  • Control
  • Graphics and Human-Computer Interfaces
  • Materials, Devices, and Nanotechnology
  • Numerical Methods
  • Applied Physics
  • Signals and Systems
  • Theoretical Computer Science

EECS students may also opt to apply to the 6-A MEng Thesis Program, an industry-focused degree that couples scholarly research with practical, hands-on engineering experience gained through internships at leading companies throughout the United States and world.

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Please direct all questions to the Undergraduate Office (ugrad@eecs.mit.edu).


UG and MEng. Degree CHECKLIST for the OLD Curriculum (pre-2016)
You can access the Undergraduate and MEng degree programs checklist for the old curricula here!
MEng. student Pallavi Powale
"As an MEng student, I am concentrating in graphics and human-computer interfaces and plan to pursue the same interests in industry. 6-2 gave me a great foundation in EECS, and the MEng program has allowed me to spend time honing my skills in the subjects that I find most exciting and networking with people who share my interests."
Interview with MEng. student Katie Szeto
"My time at MIT in course VI has given me great confidence that I will be able to handle whatever problems my future career throws at me. This is because course VI taught me how to think - how to model things, how to approach problems, how to be critical and open minded at the same time, how to prioritize various competing entities, how to work with people, and the value of hard work."
Interview with MEng student Ye Wang
Since I couldn’t decide at that moment whether I should do a PhD or work in industry, and I really liked the research project I was working on and my team members, I made the decision of doing MEng. I could give myself more time to learn about computer graphics and 3D printing, while thinking about what is my next step after graduation.