Doctoral RequirementsCivil & Environmental Engineering
Students must take five courses in a coherent core program, defined by the student and the advisor, as well as additional courses required to make up a total of at least 150 MIT units. Students must pass Part 1 of the General Examination, which is a written test on the five courses in the core program, and Part 2 of the General Examination, which consists of a written research proposal and an oral presentation and defense of the research proposal.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Students must complete the requirements for the Master's degree, including the course requirements and the Master's thesis (a student who enters with a Master's degree will have satisfied this requirement). Students must pass the General Examination, which has two components: the Technical Qualifying Examination (TQE) and the Research Qualifying Examination (RQE). Students must complete a minor program consisting of two subjects approved by the doctoral committee, and they must also complete a teaching assignment approved by the doctoral committee.
Students must take a Qualifying Examination, which consists of written and oral parts. Students must prepare a thesis proposal and distribute it to the faculty. Students must prepare and complete an approved program of study for both major and minor.