Available exclusively to Course 6-1, 6-2, and 6-3 MIT undergraduates*, the EECS Master of Engineering Program (M.Eng.) typically takes an additional two or three terms over what's required for the bachelor's degree. Students receive the EECS bachelor's degree before or with the master's degree.
The M.Eng. requires an additional 90 units of credit (in total):
- 66 units of class credit -- of these, 42 must be Grad-H level credits and 36 must be in Course VI
- 24 units of thesis credit
- The additional units beyond the Grad-H units typically come from research assistantships (RAs) and teaching assistantships (TAs), VI-A credit, or excess undergraduate units
More detailed information on degree requirements can be found in the MIT course catalog.
A solid technical (letter grades in 6, 8 and 18 classes) GPA of at least 4.25 is required for admission. Candidates also must have at least a 4.0 overall in the term in which they apply, and should have completed at least one UROP. The EECS Office may contact research supervisors for their views on candidates.
We expect to admit all students who satisfy these requirements. Applications by students who do not fulfill these requirements will still be considered on an individual basis.
Students should complete and submit the online application by May 1 of their junior year. For those who are a term out of sync, fall term applications are due Dec. 1. Applicants are notified in the middle of the month following their application.
* The 6-7 M.Eng. is available to students beginning with the class of 2013. Students applying for 6-7 M.Eng. should apply here.
- Online Application to MEng (deadline: May 1)
- Financing the M.Eng.
- Undergraduate vs. Graduate Status
- M.Eng. Thesis Guide
- VI-A M.Eng. Thesis Program