All undergraduates are required to take four communication-intensive (CI) subjects to fulfill MIT's communication requirement. Two of these subjects must be in the student's major department (CI-M subjects). CI-M classes satisfy the major program requirements and their units count as units beyond the GIRs.
Course VI students must take at least one CI-M class in the third year and one in the fourth year. Taking both by the end of the third year is permitted when appropriate. Only CI-M classes in the student's department can be used to meet the requirement, but students may take more than two CI-M classes.
M.Eng. students who choose to receive their bachelor's degree at the end of the fifth year (or later) may delay their final CI-M class. M.Eng. students who choose to receive their bachelor's degree at the end of the fifth year (or later) may delay their final CI-M class. However, in all cases failure to complete a CI-M class in the major by the end of the third year will result in a communication requirement warning and a credit limit. If the first CI-M is still not complete by the end of the following term, an academic warning with an even stricter credit limit will result. Students may petition to have their plan for CI-M completion accepted by the Communication Requirement Office.
Third-Year CI-M Requirement
ALL Course VI undergraduates MUST take one of these subjects in the third year.
|Subject||Term(s) offered||Dept. requirement subject satisfies|
|6.021||Fall term only||EE header|
|6.025||Fall term only||AUS|
|6.033||Spring term only||CS header|
|6.101||Spring term only||Dept. (6-1 and 6-2) or Inst. Lab|
|6.115||Spring term only||Dept. (6-1 and 6-2) or Inst. Lab|
|6.129||Spring term only||Dept. (6-1 and 6-2) or Inst. Lab|
|6.131||Fall term only||Dept. (6-1 and 6-2) or Inst. Lab|
|6.141||Spring term only||Dept. (6-1 and 6-2) or Inst. Lab|
|6.152||Fall term only||Dept. (6-1 and 6-2) (not Inst.) Lab|
|6.161||Fall term only||Dept. (6-1 and 6-2) or Inst. Lab|
|6.163||Fall and Spring||Dept. (6-1 and 6-2) or Inst. Lab|
|6.182||Spring term only||Dept. (6-1 and 6-2) or Inst. Lab|
|6.805||Fall term only||AUS|
Fourth Year CI-M Requirement
The fourth year CI-M requirement can be satisfied by taking the 6.UAT and 6.UAP sequence, or by a full year of SuperUROP (6.UAR), or by taking 6.UAT AND an additional EECS CI-M Department Laboratory class. M.Eng. students may use the M.Eng. Thesis Proposal for the Undergraduate Advanced Project, but must still take 6.UAT and register for 6.UAP and submit both a pre-proposal and the MEng Thesis Proposal.
6.UAT Preparation for Undergraduate Advanced Project. Instruction in effective technical oral presentations through exposure to different workplace communication skills. As preparation for the advanced undergraduate project (UAP), students develop research topics, identify a research supervisor, and prepare a short research proposal for an oral presentation.
6.UAP Undergraduate Advanced Project. An independent capstone project demanding intellectual rigor, design and quantitative skills, as well as interpersonal and communication skills. Required for the S.B. degree, this project must be arranged by the student with an appropriate MIT faculty member. Students who register for 6.UAP must submit an approved proposal to the department undergraduate office by the Add Date. The approved final report and grade form must be submitted to the office by the end of term.
- MIT's Communications Requirement
- MIT Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement
- Petitioning for Exceptions