Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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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

  • list items Boeing
  • list items Northrop Grumman
  • list items NASA’s JPL
  • list items Langley
  • list items Virgin Galactic
  • list items 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:

  • list items Aerospace Computational Engineering Aerospace
  • list items Energy and the Environment
  • list items Air-Breathing Propulsion
  • list items 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

  • list items The Goddard Trophy
  • list items Capers and Marion McDonald Award
  • list items FAA Excellence in Aviation Award
  • list items 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:

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

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

    Areas of Expertise:

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

  • list items Civil Engineering Track
  • list items Environmental, and Engineering Science Track
  • list items 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

  • list items Ecological Systems
  • list items Structures and Design
  • list items Urban Systems
  • list items 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:  

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

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

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

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

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

  • list items Materials Research Laboratory
  • list items Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies