Cool Major of the Month

Engineering/Computer Science

Have you always had a knack for mathematics? Do you enjoy finding solutions to problems? A career in Engineering or Computer Science may be the right move for you.

The cool benefits of MIT:

  • There are an abundance of jobs in the Computer Science field.
  • Jobs are offered in a variety of disciplines.
  • You will hardly ever need to call for service on your private computer, since you will have the necessary skills to service it yourself.
  • Professionals in Computer Science fields can make up to $200,000 per year.
  • You could be the next Bill Gates.
  • Since most people do not know much about computers, you will be able impress them with your technical knowledge.

Programs Offered at the MIT

There are three Bachelor Degrees available through MIT in Computer Science. Each of the programs take four years to complete, and each leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in the area you prefer

  • Course V1-1/V1A
    This program will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Science and Engineering.
  • Course V1-2/V1-2A
    Students will receive a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science by taking this course.
  • Course V1-3/V1-3A
    This program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering.

MIT also offers an internship program. The V1-A Internship program will add a year or two to the completion of the program due to the four work assignments/co-op placements. However, the experience that a student gains from a placement is significant. Internships can also aid in the financial burdens of schooling.

Program Requirements:

To get admitted to the Computer Science program at MIT, you must complete the appropriate tests, either the SAT I or the ACT, and 3 SAT II's consisting of: one math, one science (biology, chemistry, or physics), and one humanities class (world or American history, writing, or literature). A strong sense of math, analytical, and problem solving skills are very important in pursuing a Computer Science degree.

MIT prides itself for considering the whole applicant. They do not set a minimum standard requirement for scores. They do tend to take candidates who score high, making selection somewhat competitive; however, the student's range of interests are taken into consideration. MIT is looking for students with both academic and nonacademic strengths and students who will be able to contribute to the MIT community.

For further information about what MIT looks for in freshmen admissions, including testing requirements visit the admissions website at: http://mitadmissions.org/.

How to Apply?

Applications can be downloaded from the Internet at http://mitadmissions.org/. Students can also apply online or contact:

Office of Admissions
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 3-108
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Tel: (617) 253-4791

Oter Schools Offering Computer Science Degrees:

U.S

  1. Harvard University, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA, www.seas.harvard.edu.
  2. California Polytechnic State University, Computer Science Department, San Luis Obispo, CA, www.csc.calpoly.edu.
  3. Pennsylvania State University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University Park, PA, www.eecs.psu.edu.
  4. Stanford University, Computer Science, Stanford, CA, www.cs.stanford.edu.
  5. DeVry University, 23 Locations, www.devry.edu/degree-programs.html.

Canada

  1. University of Waterloo, School of Computer Science, Waterloo, ON, https://cs.uwaterloo.ca.
  2. Concordia University, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Montreal, PQ, www.concordia.ca/encs.html.
  3. Ryerson University, School of Computer Science, Toronto, ON, www.scs.ryerson.ca.
  4. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, www.dal.ca/faculty/computerscience.html.

International

  1. RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, http://www.rmit.edu.au.
  2. NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland, www.it.nuigalway.ie.