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Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science/ Course 6-P

See Notes on Master of Engineering and Bachelor's Degree Programs

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)
Subjects
Science Requirement
6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement
8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [satisfied by the mathematics requirement in the Departmental Program]
2
Laboratory Requirement [satisfied by 6.01 and 6.02 together in the Departmental Program]
1
Total GIR Subjects Required for the SB and MEng Degrees
17
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).
PLUS Departmental Program
Units
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any (corequisites in italics).
Required Subjects
60
6.01 Introduction to EECS I, 12, 1/2 LAB; Physics II (GIR)
6.02 Introduction to EECS II, 12, 1/2 LAB; 6.01, 18.03*
6.UAT Oral Communication, 6
Plus one of the following:(1)
6.UAP Undergraduate Advanced Project, 6, CI-M; 6.UAT
or
6.UAP Seminar in Undergraduate Advanced Research, 12, CI-M; 6.UR
6.ThM MEng Program Thesis, 24**
Restricted Electives
198-210
1. Two mathematics subjects (also satisfies REST requirement):
(a) Either 18.03 or 18.06 (alternatively 18.700)
and
(b) Either 6.041 (alternatively 18.440) or 6.042J or both. Students in Course 6-1 for their bachelor's degree must select 6.041 (or 18.440); students in Course 6-3 for their bachelor's degree must select 6.042J.

2. One department laboratory:
One subject selected from the undergraduate laboratory subjects 6.035, 6.101, 6.111, 6.115, 6.123, 6.129, 6.131, 6.141, 6.142, 6.152, 6.161, 6.163, 6.170, 6.172, 6.182 or 6.813; students in Course 6-3 must select a CS laboratory subject from 6.035, 6.141, 6.170, 6.172, or 6.813. Students in Course 6-1 or 6-2 who take both 6.021J and 6.022J may use 6.022J to satisfy the department laboratory requirement.

3. Three/four foundation subjects:
(a) Students in Course 6-1 must take three subjects from the EE foundation list: 6.002, 6.003, 6.004, 6.007.
(b) Students in Course 6-3 must take the three subjects in the CS foundation list: 6.004, 6.005, 6.006.
(c) Students in Course 6-2 must take four subjects from the EECS foundation list (6.002-6.007), with two chosen from the EE foundation list and two from the CS foundation list (6.004 may be counted under either EE or CS).

4. Three header subjects:
(a) Students in Course 6-1 must take three subjects from the EE header list: 6.011, 6.012, 6.013, 6.021J.
(b) Students in Course 6-3 must take the three subjects in the CS header list: 6.033, 6.034, 6.046J.
(c) Students in Course 6-2 must take three subjects from the EECS header list: 6.011, 6.012, 6.013, 6.021J, 6.033, 6.034, 6.046J, with at least one chosen from the EE header list and at least one from the CS header list.

5. Two undergraduate subjects from a departmental list of advanced undergraduate subjects and four graduate subjects totaling at least 42 units, of which at least 36 units must be offered by EECS. At least three of the five required EECS subjects must fall within a single concentration field as defined by the department.

6. Two subjects from a restricted departmental list of mathematics, science, and engineering electives.

To complete the required Communication-Intensive subjects in the major, students must take one of the following CI-M subjects as a restricted elective in categories 2 or 4 above by the end of the third year: 6.021J, 6.025J, 6.033, 6.101, 6.111, 6.115, 6.131, 6.141J, 6.152J, 6.161, 6.163, 6.182, or 6.805. 6.UAT plus 6.UAP or 6.UAR, typically constitutes the second CI-M. Students may also take 6.UAT plus a second CI-M undergraduate laboratory subject (6.101, 6.111, 6.115, 6.129J, 6.131, 6.141J, 6.152J, 6.161, 6.163, 6.182) to fulfill the CI-M component of the Communication Requirement.
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs
(36)
Unrestricted Electives
48
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for Simultaneous Award of the MEng and SB Degrees
270-282
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 270-282 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
Notes
*Alternate prerequisites are listed in the subject description. 
** 6-PA Program requires performance of thesis at company location.
(1) See the description of required communication-intensive subjects for information about acceptable substitutions for the 6.UAT/6.UAP or 6.UAT/6.UAR sequence.
Notes on Master of Engineering and Bachelor's Degree Programs
The Master of Engineering program builds on the bachelor's degree program selected by the student (6-1, 6-2, or 6-3), with restricted elective categories 5 and 6 and the MEng thesis (6.ThM).

The graduate subjects required under restricted elective category 5 are selected with departmental review and approval to ensure that the combination of these with the two advanced undergraduate subjects includes at least 36 units in a distinct and appropriate area of graduate concentration.

The Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is only awarded to students who have received, or are simultaneously receiving, one of the three bachelor's degrees. Students who receive the Master of Engineering degree after having obtained one of the three bachelor's degrees must fulfill the requirements for Course 6-P as described above.

For further details on all EECS programs, visit http://www.eecs.mit.edu/acad.html.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule, http://student.mit.edu/catalog/index.cgi.

 

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