Faculty approve flexible engineering degree for undergraduates

Published in: MIT News on April 22, 2010 - By Morgan Bettex

Institute faculty voted yesterday to approve a flexible degree to be offered by the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics to undergraduates who are interested in a more multi- and interdisciplinary engineering curriculum.

The proposal will create a new degree within AeroAstro — 16-ENG — and graduates of the program will earn an "SB in Engineering," as recommended by the department. The new option in AeroAstro is part of a broad, schoolwide effort through which any of the School of Engineering's academic departments will be able to offer their own flexible "ENG" degree program. Undergraduate students who pursue these flexible majors will receive a more interdisciplinary engineering education, but one that still features the rigor and technical depth of the school's traditional engineering degrees.

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