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 Course 6 Approved Advanced Graduate Subjects AAGS), although one may be petitioned in from outside EECS. (See the list of non Course 6 classes).
- 24 units of thesis credit, 6.THM.
- The additional units beyond the AAGS 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.
NOTE: Revised MEng Graduate Subjects Requirement*
Effective Fall Term 2015, the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science MEng Programs will require 4 subjects totalling 42 units as described in the following lists of Approved Advanced Graduate Subjects (AAGS):
AAGS Subjects in EECS: https://www.eecs.mit.edu/ug/6P/6-AAGS
MEng students need four of these subjects totaling at least 42 units.
EECS Graduate Subjects that are NOT approved for AAGS Credit: https://www.eecs.mit.edu/ug/6-7MEng/nonAAGS
AAGS Subjects Outside EECS: https://www.eecs.mit.edu/ug/6P/non6-AAGS
MEng students may use one of them to satisfy the fourth AAGS Subject requirement for MEng by approval of their academic advisor to the Undergraduate Office.
*The reason for this revision, which is not substantive, is that the MIT catalog is no longer maintaining a list of Grad-H and Grad-G courses. The Institute has decided that the departments should maintain lists of courses that can be counted towards graduate degrees in their department. This change does not affect the overal requirement for 66 units plus 24 units of graduate thesis.
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. Depending on this application timing, applicants are notified in mid-June or mid-January.
* For information about the 6-7 M.Eng., see 6-7MEng site.
- 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