2. Administration and Registration: How to Get More Information


The MEng Thesis is administered by Anne Hunter, the Administrator of Course VI Undergraduate and M.Eng. Programs. Questions about thesis policies and procedures should be addressed to her. The MIT Archives part of the MIT Libraries is in charge of thesis for MIT, and has a document  about MIT theses.  
Units and Registration: The M.Eng. thesis requirement calls for a minimum of 24 units of 6.ThM. Students normally register for 12 units of thesis each graduate term, and are expected to make some progress on their project each term. No matter how many units of 6.ThM a student registers for over several terms, no more than 24 units of 6.ThM credit will be awarded. 6.ThM is not affected by the Add Date. It may be added or dropped up to the Drop Date. However Anne Hunter's approval is required, not that of your supervisor. Unit adjustments can be made up to the last day of classes at the Course VI Undergraduate Office.
Students must be registered for thesis in the term in which they complete their thesis in order to receive a final grade. Students who fail to complete their theses on time must therefore register for at least one additional unit of thesis during the subsequent term. Graduate students cannot be on light load or pay by the unit. However there is a proration system whereby students can pay a prorated amount of tuition if they finish their theses during the first few weeks of a term, if they register for the term immediately preceding or following it. 
Summer Tuition Subsidy: Graduate students who register only for thesis and/or RAship (6.991) for a summer session will receive a full tuition subsidy if they are registered for the preceeding or subsequent term.