- Classroom subjects in physics, mathematics, and fundamental fields of electrical engineering and computer science
- Specialized classroom and laboratory subjects and a wide variety of colloquia and seminars that introduce students to current research issues
- Research under the direct supervision of a member of the faculty, which culminates in a unique thesis
Master of EngineeringStudents in this program gain the depth of knowledge and the skills needed for professional work, as well as the broad perspective essential for engineering leadership in a world of increasing technological complexity. Students shape the program according to their needs and interests, choosing from the following concentrations:
Master of Engineering Thesis Program with IndustryThis program enables students to combine classroom study with practical experience in industry through a series of supervised work assignments at a participating company or laboratory. Students are exposed to current activities in the various fields of electrical engineering and computer science, and they receive assignments of progressive responsibility and sophistication.
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceThis degree option is open to well-prepared students with a bachelor’s degree from another school or another department at MIT. Students plan a program in consultation with a faculty advisor and may take classes outside the department. Study must be well-balanced and emphasize one or more of the theoretical or experimental aspects of electrical engineering or computer science.Note: Students with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT must complete the Master of Engineering program, rather than the Master of Science degree program.
Electrical Engineer or Engineer in Computer ScienceThese degrees are open to qualified students in the doctoral or predoctoral program who seek more extensive training and research experiences than are possible within the master’s program. Admission to the engineer’s program depends upon a superior academic record and outstanding progress on a thesis.
Doctoral degreeCandidates for the PhD and ScD are expected to participate fully in the educational program of the department and to perform thesis work that is a significant contribution to knowledge. Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree outside the department and have not completed a master’s degree program must complete the requirements for MIT’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Students who have earned a master’s degree at another institution but have not completed significant research must complete a research project equivalent to a master’s thesis before proceeding in the doctoral program.
- The Computation for Design and Optimization (CDO) program for students interested in computational approaches to the design and operation engineered systems.
- The Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) program for students with two or more years of work experience who aspire to leadership positions in manufacturing or operations companies. LGO is a two-year dual-degree program that confers a Master of Science in an engineering field together with an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.