6-P The Masters of Engineering Program


The MEng or Masters of Engineering Program (6-P) enables students to earn Course 6 bachelor's and master's degrees simultaneously over a period of five or five and a half years. Research for the master's thesis is completed on campus.

Available only to MIT undergraduates in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the EECS Master of Engineering Program (M.Eng.) efficiently consolidates the work of a four-year bachelor's and a two-year master's degree, preparing students for both advanced technical, entrepreneurial, consulting, and other positions - as well as for doctoral programs.

More than 70 percent of EECS undergraduates apply for this program, and more than half enter and complete it.

To complete the M.Eng., students must meet all bachelor's degree requirements and complete an additional 90 credit units -- including graduate coursework and a graduate research thesis. Students may start fulfilling the M.Eng. requirements for both subjects and the thesis as undergraduates.

The M.Eng. allows students to complete a three-subject concentration in one of the following 12 fields:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • BioEECS
  • Circuits
  • Communications
  • Computer Systems
  • Control
  • Graphics and Human-Computer Interfaces
  • Materials, Devices, and Nanotechnology
  • Numerical Methods
  • Optics, Electromagnetics, and Energy
  • Signals and Systems
  • Theoretical Computer Science

EECS students also have the option of applying to the VI-A M.Eng. Thesis Program, an industry-focused variation on M.Eng. that couples scholarly research with practical, hands-on engineering experience gained through internships at leading companies throughout the United States.
Students outside MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science who are interested in graduate-level work should visit the department's Graduate Programs page for more information.
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