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Bachelor of Science in Engineering/Course 16-ENG

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)
Science Requirement
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied from among 1.00; 18.03 or 18.034; and 16.001 in the Departmental Program]
Laboratory Requirement [can be satisfied by 16.622, 16.821, or 16.831/ 16.832 in the Departmental Program]
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree
Communication Requirement
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M). See the Laboratory and Capstone section below for specific options.
PLUS Departmental Program
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any
(corequisites in italics)
Departmental Core
16.001 Unified Engineering I, 12, REST; Physics II (GIR), 18.03*, Chemistry (GIR)
16.002 Unified Engineering II, 12; Physics II (GIR), 18.03*, Chemistry (GIR)
16.003 Unified Engineering III, 12; 16.001, 16.002
16.004 Unified Engineering IV, 12; 16.001, 16.002
1.00 Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving, 12, REST; Calculus I (GIR)
18.03 Differential Equations, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)
18.034 Differential Equations, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)
16.06 Principles of Automatic Control, 12; 16.004
16.07 Dynamics, 12; 16.004
Concentration Subjects
These electives define a concentrated area of study and must be chosen with the written approval of the AeroAstro Undergraduate Office. A minimum of 42 units of engineering topics and a minimum of 12 units of mathematics or science topics must be included in the 72 units of concentration electives. In all cases, the concentration subjects must be clearly related to the theme of the concentration.
Laboratory and Capstone Subjects
One of the following two subjects:
16.82 Flight Vehicle Engineering, 12, CI-M; permission of instructor
16.83J Space Systems Engineering, 12, CI-M; permission of instructor
Plus one of the following three sequences:
Experimental Projects
16.621 Experimental Projects I, 6; 16.06*
16.622 Experimental Projects II, 12, LAB, CI-M; 16.621
Flight Vehicle Development
16.821 Flight Vehicle Development, 18, LAB, CI-M; 16.82
Space Systems Development
16.831J Space Systems Development, 18, LAB, CI-M; permission of instructor
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs
Unrestricted Electives
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 198 units required beyond the GIRs. Exceptions are department subjects that satisfy the CI-M requirement. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
* Alternate prerequisites and corequisites are listed in the subject description.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help of the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule,


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