VI-A M.Eng. Thesis Program

  1. Nora Iordanova Micheva, EECS senior and VI-A M.Eng. Thesis student
    Nora Iordanova Micheva, EECS senior and VI-A M.Eng. Thesis student
  2. Herman Mutiso, EECS senior and VI-A M.Eng. thesis student.
    Herman Mutiso, EECS senior and VI-A M.Eng. thesis student.
  3. Afsah Shafquat, EECS senior and VI-A M.Eng. thesis student.
    Afsah Shafquat, EECS senior and VI-A M.Eng. thesis student.

Celebrating the VI-A M.Eng. Thesis Program:

–a wonderful experience for students who want to learn and grow in more than just the academic environment — an experience that is now available at international company locations.

The EECS VI-A M.Eng. Thesis Program matches industry mentors with course VI undergraduate and M.Eng. students who have demonstrated excellent academic preparation and motivation. Not only is it a perfect opportunity to relate the scientific and engineering principles learned in the classroom to current engineering problems, but VI-A gives students the opportunity to do an industry-based Masters of Engineering Thesis.

Currently fifteen companies each associated with an EECS faculty member who acts as advisor to each student participate in the VI-A M.Eng Thesis program. Students who have demonstrated excellent academic preparation and motivation are matched with a mentor from one of the VI-A member companies. An intensive, practical work experience, combined with a funded Masters of Engineering thesis give VI-A students unique opportunity to relate the scientific and engineering principles that they learn in the classroom to current engineering problems in the industry.

Nora Micheva:

“Analog Devices has given me the opportunity to explore some of the newest signal processing technology first hand. The unique mix of product, design, and test engineers around me ensured that I was exposed to experts with different viewpoints on the same technology, giving me the complete experience as an intern.”

Herman Mutiso:

“The VI-A program has provided me with the opportunity to gain a company perspective of the product cycle, and to apply engineering principles learned at MIT to a real-life setting. My NetApp mentor has been an integral part of my learning process. Her eagerness to expose me to situations which make me more knowledgeable and effective has been a truly special benefit of the VI-A program. Most of all, I am very excited about the chance to work on a complex project, in its entirety, in an industry environment, thereby obtaining an MEng degree that truly prepares me to be a significant contributor to industry.”

Afsah Shafquat:

“I absolutely love MIT and would never want to leave if I can help it. But the truth is, it is the ‘real-world’ for most of us after school. I think VI-A provides a wonderfully unique opportunity to make this transition much smoother. You get to have work experience during school under mentors who have probably attended MIT for undergrad or grad school. It is absolutely a great learning experience.”

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