The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers BS, MS, Ph.D. and Sc.D. degrees. It is undergraduate programs include Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Engineering inclusive of internship opportunities in prominent places such as

  • Boeing
  • Northrop Grumman
  • NASA’s JPL
  • Langley
  • Virgin Galactic
  • SpaceX

and summer programs like MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives.

It is graduate programs include MS and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering which provide students with the opportunity to conduct research in any of the following areas:

  • Aerospace Computational Engineering Aerospace
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Air-Breathing Propulsion
  • Air Transportation Systems

among many others.

The department houses a total of fifteen labs to facilitate sundry research purposes. The faculty consists of 51 members including former shuttle astronaut, secretary of the Air Force, Air Force chief scientist, NASA chief technologist and many others who are recognized throughout the arena of Aerospace Engineering. Most of them are bearers of awards such as

  • The Goddard Trophy
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award
  • FAA Excellence in Aviation Award
  • Exceptional Service Medal

to name a few, and winners of positions such as Best Paper Presentation, Best Oral Presentation,  DuPont Human-Powered Watercraft Speed-Record Prize, etc., while others have earned scholarships and fellowships in renowned universities.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Vehicle Design
  • Atmosphere and Space Sciences
  • Autonomy
  • Complex Systems
  • Human-System Collaboration
  • Information Sciences and Computation.


MIT's Chemical Engineering Department offers BS, M.S CEP, Ph.D. and Ph.D. CEP programs. The undergraduate course includes BS in Chemical Engineering, Chemical-Biological Engineering and an individual Bachelor of Science degree.

The graduate course includes three programs, namely Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Practice degree which is a one-year course offering more application-based teaching, a doctoral degree in chemical engineering which is primarily research-oriented and a doctoral in chemical engineering practice degree which combines research as well as industrial experience.

The department has a total of 47 full-time faculty along with 53 staff members most of whom are recipients of awards such as  Bingham Medal Award, Outstanding Young Researcher Award, IChemE's Hinchley Medal, to name a few, as well as receivers of eminent fellowships, scholarships, and publications in internationally recognized journals. The department also consists of a ChemE Communication Lab which is built with the aim of encouraging open communication among student engineers. It employs a peer training program in which students can work on their oral, written and visual communication skills. It also facilitates students with various other resources such as career resources, postdoctoral association and regular event organization, for example, the Ins and Out of Grant Writing and other social events.

The department also undertakes research in areas related to chemical engineerings such as

  • Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
  • Biomedical and Biotechnology
  • Energy
  • Environment Sustainability
  • Transport
  • Thermodynamics, and math
  • Computational systems


Areas of Expertise:

  • Catalysis and reaction engineering
  • Surfaces and nanostructures
  • Materials and Polymers
  • Thermodynamics and molecular computation 
  • Biological engineering.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT strives towards combining creativity and innovation with infrastructure and engineering. It offers an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree wherein students can choose and modify their preferred education tracks.

Some of the suggested research domains are

  • Civil Engineering Track
  • Environmental, and Engineering Science Track
  • Systems Engineering Track.

Within the graduate program, the degrees offered are MEng which is a 9-month long program, Master of Science (SM) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree which are purely research-based, Master of Science in Transportation for graduate and doctoral students and four Joint and Dual Degree programs.

CEE has a total of 43 full-time faculty, most of whom are bearers of esteemed awards such as the Golden Mirko Ros Medal, Yael Rom Studies Award, Arthur K. Doolittle Award, to name a few, and prizewinners of Walter Fitch Prize, ASCE Walter L. Huber Research Prize, Alfred Noble Prize. Some have also earned grants and fellowships in noted universities and have been published in significant journals.

Besides environmental and civil engineering, the department also conducts research in

  • Ecological Systems
  • Structures and Design
  • Urban Systems
  • Global Systems 

It also includes a blog which covers the latest achievement and progress of both the students and faculty of the department.

Areas of Expertise:  

  • Hydrology and hydroclimatology
  • Infrastructure Systems
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental fluid mechanics and coastal engineering
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Geotechnical engineering and geomechanics
  • Transportation Systems 
  • Mechanics of materials and structures

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology prides in being the largest department at MIT with a sizeable flow of undergraduates and graduates every year. EECS offers undergraduate programs, namely BS in Electrical Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Computer Science and Engineering. The university doesn't offer a terminal master's degree. Master of Engineering degree only for MIT EECS undergraduates, a degree in Electrical/Computer Science Engineering and a Ph.D./ScD awarded accordingly. The department is vastly known for its batch of expert faculty who are the recipients of awards such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award, William Bennett Prize Paper Award, Discover Magazine Award for Technological Innovation, to name a few, and prize winners of Maurice Wilkes prize, Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing, Mathematical Programming Society's 1997 Tucker Prize among many others.

They have also conducted various talks and presentations, participated in conferences and have published books and journals. The department also has its own journal named ‘Connector’ for students, faculty, and alumni. The department through its Industrial Connection Program and the Women's Technology Program provides high school students with the training and opportunity to pursue computing and engineering in the industry.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Biomedical Sciences and Engineering 
  • Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science: Systems
  • Computer Science: Theory 
  • Circuits 
  • Information Systems 
  • Information Theory and Decision Systems
  •  Network Science
  • Numerical Methods
  • Sociotechnical Systems
  • Social Behavior
  • Statistics and Data Science
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Uncertainty
  • Risk and Dynamics
  • Policy & Standards
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Humans & Technology
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Critical infrastructures and Optimization 

List of Labs:

  • Microsystems Technology Laboratories
  • Lab for Information and Decision System and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers an undergraduate degree with three options - a traditional SB degree, a customizable degree with studies focused in mechanical engineering and a complementary field and an ocean-engineering focused degree. SMME (Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering), SMOE (Master of Science in Ocean Engineering), SMNAME (Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering), SMOGE (Master of Science in Oceanographic Engineering), Master of Engineering in Manufacturing, ME (Mechanical Engineer’s), NE (Naval Engineer), PhD and dual degrees as well as postdoctoral program are the graduate programmes offered by the department. It has 32 full-time teaching faculty ranging from lecturers and technical instructors to principal research scientists.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Ocean Science and Engineering
  • Design, Manufacturing, and Product Development
  • Mechanics: Modeling
  • Experimentation and Computation
  • Micro & Nano Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Energy Science and Engineering and Controls
  • Instrumentation
  • Robotics

Material Science

The Department of Material Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers an undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Archaeology and Materials, while‌ ‌its‌ ‌graduation‌ ‌program includes a single master’s degree in Material Science and Engineering. The department consists of seven labs. It has its faculty spread across various disciplines within the department with 15 full-time teaching staff who are the recipients of national awards such as Benjamin Franklin Medal, National Medal of Science, CAREER Award, Kyoto Prize, Arthur C. Smith Award, Woody Award alongside innumerable fellowships in distinguished universities. The department is divided among sundry disciplines covering most research areas of the respective fields. The department is linked with the MIT’s Global Education and Career Development office which provides students with the required career support.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Electronic
  • Structural and Biological Materials Engineering
  •  Structure
  • Processing and Properties of Materials
  • Materials in Energy, Medicine
  • Nanotechnology and the Environment
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetics of Materials

List of Labs:

  • Materials Research Laboratory
  • Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies 
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