World-renowned for both rigor and innovation, EECS is the largest undergraduate program at MIT. Our flexible curriculum and intensive, hands-on coursework gives students a holistic view of the field, an understanding of how to solve problems, and a focus on modeling and abstraction that prepares them for success in a wide range of industries, from software to bioengineering and econometrics.
Taught by world class faculty, EECS students explore subjects critical to advancement in today’s high-tech society — from mathematical computer theory to circuit design and electronics, control and communication theory, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Starting salaries for students with bachelor’s degrees average well above $100,000.
Check out the five undergraduate degree programs offered (6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-7 and 6-14) and the master of engineering degrees (6-P and 6-P7) available to EECS undergraduates (6-14 does not yet have an MEng Program option) with the option to complete the MEng thesis at a company through the 6-A program. These degree programs are highlighted on this page and link to further coverage. Note that the new 6-9 major in Computation and Cognition is administered by the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department; contact Jillian Auerbach, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information.
Students are encouraged to engage in independent study or research for academic credit, with faculty supervision.
Current MIT undergraduates can switch into Course 6 by filling out a change of major form. To add a double major with Course 6, fill out the application and make an appointment to meet with a Course 6 undergraduate administrator by emailing email@example.com.
Prospective undergraduate students -- all applicants must apply directly to MIT. See the orange box below!