6-P MEng Degree Requirements and Admission Information


The MEng Application will be available for the next round of admissions in November.

MEng Degree Program following UG degree - Bubble Diagram
Available exclusively to Course 6-1, 6-2, and 6-3 MIT undergraduates (with a slightly different MEng program for 6-7 students), the EECS Master of Engineering Program (MEng) 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 four Course 6 Approved Advanced Graduate Subjects AAGS), although one may be petitioned in from outside EECS. (See the list of non Course 6 AAGS classes).and two Math Restricted Electives (one of 6.041,  6.436, 18.05, 18.600 or 18.650; 1 of 6.042, 18.200 or 18.200A; 8.044; one of 18.06, 18.700 or 18.703; 1 of  18.04, 18.075, or 18.0751; 1 or 18.085 or 18.0851; 1 of 18.086 or 18.0861; 1 of 18.100A, 18.100B, or 18.100C; 1 of 18.300 or 18.311; 18.330; 18.781; or other math classes by petition), and for students starting MEng in June 2019 or thereafter, 1 unit of Professional Perspective credit.
  • 24 units of thesis credit, 6.THM.

More detailed information on degree requirements can be found in the MIT Catalog, http://catalog.mit.edu/degree-charts/master-electrical-engineering-computer-science-course-6-p/

AAGS Subjects in EECS:
MEng students need four of these subjects totaling at least 42 units.

EECS Graduate Subjects that are NOT approved for AAGS Credit cannot be used toward this requirement.

AAGS Subjects Outside EECS
MEng students may use ONE of these to satisfy the fourth AAGS Subject requirement for MEng by approval of their academic advisor to the Undergraduate Office. 

The Professional Perspective Requirement applies to students entering MEng in June 2019 or thereafter, although students entering sooner may opt to satisfy this requirement.  

MEng Admission

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 completed 96 units in the major and 24 units of upper-level (header, lab, or AUS) courses and have at least a 4.0 overall by the end of the term in which they apply, and must have completed at least one UROP. or SuperUROP. 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, available in November and April , typically at the end of their Junior year or during their Senior year. Depending on this application timing, applicants are notified in mid-June or mid-January.


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