Course 2 is a structured program that prepares students for a broad range of career choices in the field of mechanical engineering. It develops the relevant engineering fundamentals, provides experience in their application, and introduces the important methods and techniques of engineering practice.
Course 2-A allows students to combine the essential elements of the structured mechanical engineering program with study in another, complementary field. Starting with a solid mechanical engineering base, students are able to tailor their curriculum to fit their individual focus.
Course 2-A is a customizable bachelor’s degree for students who wish to combine a firm foundation in mechanical engineering with a specialization in ocean engineering. The program includes engineering aspects of ocean sciences, ocean exploration, and those related to the utilization and protection of the oceans.
Underlying all three of our SB degree program options is an unrelenting emphasis on how to build things that work well and make a lasting impact. Through hands-on experience, we teach our students to think creatively, act ethically, and work analytically no matter what engineering problem they face.
Please visit the Admissions Office home page to apply to MIT as an undergraduate. Since students select their majors during the spring term of their freshman year at MIT, all undergraduate applications are general. Information on choosing a major can be found at the First Year at MIT web site.
Our graduate program is world-renowned, with a focus on mastering the math and science, getting loads of hands-on experience, and learning the creative process.
Mechanical engineering students at MIT get hands-on experience conducting a research study from start to finish during Course 2.671’s “Go Forth and Measure Project.” Students are given the freedom to research a topic that interests them – from gummy bears to heart rate and exploding pumpkins.
Recent MechE doctoral graduates reflect on how they overcame challenges during their time as graduate students.
CEO and Founder, WiCare[ SM ‘07, PhD ‘11 ]
Senior VP and General Manager, Qualcomm MEMS Technologies[ PhD '98 ]
Founder of Playful Learning Lab[ SB '01 ]