6-A Info Session

September 16, 2016

6-A Info Session

Date: September 20, 2016

Time: 5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.

Location: 34-401 (Grier Room)

Are you interested in pursuing your MEng degree? Would you like to do your MEng thesis at groundbreaking companies like Uber, Square, and Analog Devices? What about start-up companies? If so, the 6-A Program could be for you.

Come to the info session, and check the 6-A website, for more information about what the 6-A program is, how to plan your classes around 6-A, what materials you need to apply, and more.

What is 6-A?.

The 6-A program is a partnership between MIT and some of the most innovative companies in the world. It allows students to pursue a leading-edge industry project while simultaneously working towards the completion of their MEng thesis.

The students typically join the program as Course 6 juniors and seniors, and complete a series of three- and six-month work assignments at their chosen company. Each student is assigned both an industry mentor and a faculty advisor, and the work students complete during their stay at the company is then used towards their MEng thesis. In addition, in most cases, the 6-A program covers the full tuition of the MEng degree as well as competitive salaries during the time the student is at the company.

Who can participate?

Any Course 6 junior or senior in good standing may apply to the 6-A program. Thousands of Course 6 students have joined the program since its beginnings in 1917. Seniors applying should have previous experience, either from a summer internship in industry, or a SuperUROP research internship, although exceptions may be possible on a case-by-case basis.

6-A Program Companies:

Companies in the 6-A program cover a variety of EECS-related industries, and range from large and established companies to small and nimble startups. Some of the participating companies include:


Analog Devices




First Republic Bank

Lincoln Laboratory

Linear Technology




Silicon Laboratories



Two Sigma*


*To be confirmed