6-1/8-flex Double Major path through 6-1 (Note: Old Curriculum)

SHARE:

 

Streamlined Path to a 6-1/8-flex Double Major Path through 6-1

Combines with 8-flex to enable the double major.  See the new curriculum for 6-1/8-flex.

Streamlined Path to a 6-1/8-flex Double Major Path through 6-1

Streamlined double major in Physics and Electrical Engineering
(This is not a new major like 6-7, but simply a streamlined path to a double major in physics and electrical engineering).

The 6/8 double major combines the 8-flex option in the Physics Department with a set of allowed substitutions in EECS to facilitate the path to a Physics/EE major. The substitutions are permitted for students that are double majoring in EE and Physics.

Substitutions in EECS allowed for the double major (while other requirements remain in place
Example timeline for students interested in quantum mechanics and optics or devices

Example Timeline for students interest in quantum mechanics and optics or devices
NOTES: Extra slot in spring could be used for 6.730 (solid state), or other grad level class. 6.008 or possibly another mather course could be substituted for 6.041.

What is the 8-flex program?

The focused option is an ideal preparation for those students who plan to go on to graduate school in physics or a related field, while the flexible option provides a strong background in physics for those whose career paths may not include graduate work in the discipline." — MIT Physics, description of undergraduate programs in Physics.

Flexible Option Required Subjects

8.03 Physics III (vibration and waves)
18.03 or 18.034 Differential Equations
8.04 Quantum Mechanics I
8.044 Statistical Physics II

and one of the following subjects:
8.05 Quantum Mechanics II, or 
8.20 Introduction to Special Relativity, or
8.033 Relativity

and one of the following subejcts:
8.223 (IAP) Classical Mechanics II, or
8.21 Physics of Energy

and one of the following experimental experiences, subject to approval: 
8.13 CI-M* Experiemental Physics I, or a laboratory subject of similar intensity in another department, or an experimental  research project or senior thesis, or an experimentally-oriented summer externship 

One additional subject given by the Physics Department beyond 8.02; e.g.,
8.06 (Quantum Machanics III — atomic structure, time dependent and independent perturbation theory), or
8.06 (Quantum Machanics III — atomic structure, time dependent and independent perturbation theory), or
8.07 (Electromagnetism II — text is 'Introduction to Electrodynamics' by Griffiths)

A three-subject focus group forming one coherent unit in some area, not necessarily physics, subject to the approval of the department. 

Course 8 website examples