New Fall 2020 Curriculum

In Academic Year 2019-2020, a faculty task force reviewed the entire Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate curriculum and gathered feedback about program experience, structure, pacing, and more. Together, the faculty created a vision of a curriculum taught via cross-cutting themes, integrated with laboratory and computational thinking, and balanced in terms of effort. Now in Fall 2020, we are excited to launch a curriculum that realizes this vision.

As we work to update all of our webpages to reflect the new curriculum, below you will find events, resources, and more to help introduce the new curriculum.


Events

Please note that all events are listed in Eastern Standard Time.

Prospective Majors Information Session

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12PM via Zoom
Join us for an overview of the new curriculum and to learn about our academic programs and career opportunities in MSE. Please contact johren@mit.edu with any questions about how to join or participate.

Prospective Majors Office Hours

TBD
Join us for casual, drop-in office hours, where you can ask questions or connect with DMSE staff and faculty.


Degree Charts & Roadmaps

For students entering Course 3, Course 3-A, and Course 3-C in Fall 2020, we have modified degree requirements. Please review the specific degree charts below to learn more about degree requirements. We have also compiled a few roadmaps to show possible paths through Course 3, 3-A, and 3-C in different scenarios.


Resources & Links

Talks, Lectures, Videos
"Navigating a Material World", Sam Shames '14, Wulff Lecture Fall 2018
"Funny Microscope Pictures, Transmission Electron Microscopy in Motion", Prof. Frances Ross, Wulff Lecture Spring 2019
"Unlocking Renewables", Prof. Don Sadoway, World Economic Forum
"Breaking Barriers to Solve Climate Change", Hilary Vogelbaum '20, TEDxMIT
"Engineering Better Medicines from our Own Cells", Prof. Krystyn Van Vliet, TEDxMIT
"Why You Shouldn't Upload Your Brain to a Computer", Prof. Polina Anikeeva, TEDxCambridgeSalon