The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as MIT, was founded in 1861. As of 2009, this private research university had about 4,200 undergraduates. The MIT department of electrical engineering and computer science offers three majors for undergraduates, including electrical engineering, computer science and electrical engineering and computer science. The department emphasizes the study of theory within each major. All students must complete two required introductory courses before selecting a major, and all students must complete a senior project on a specific area of interest. Students work toward the Bachelor of Science degree, and can apply to enter the combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program, which requires only one additional year of study after the four undergraduate years. The program accepts most students with at least a B average. In 2009, “U.S. News & World Report” ranked MIT first among undergraduate engineering schools and first in the computer-engineering field.
MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Cambridge, MA 02142