Admissions

MIT’s master’s degree in engineering and management is a rigorous academic program designed for mid-career professionals with exceptional credentials. Applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • expertise in at least one technical field;
  • leadership experience; and
  • a commitment to integrating engineering and management skills in a highly collaborative setting.

Please note: Finalists for SDM admissions will be required to attend an in-person or phone/video interview prior to receiving a final decision. These applicants will be contacted directly by the SDM Admissions Office.

Graduate Certificate in Systems and Product Development

The Graduate Certificate in Systems and Product Development is designed to meet the needs of companies affiliated with SDM, and many companies have their own standards for candidates. Nevertheless, all candidates must meet MIT’s demanding admission requirements and be approved by SDM’s admissions committee in order to enroll.

Distance and Commuter Options for MIT’s Master’s Program in Engineering and Management

SDM offers distance and commuter options for students who want to continue working while pursuing the MIT master’s in engineering and management. Both options offer a 24-month program that combines a comprehensive, career- and family-compatible graduate program with the benefits of being on campus at MIT or attending classes with their peers via live, synchronous video. The flex programs maintain the integrity, high academic standards, and rigorous individual engagement of MIT’s traditional in-residence programs.

Many SDM students who work while attending the program report that they can immediately apply material learned in class to the challenges facing their organizations.

SDM students who enroll in the commuter or at-a-distance options, like their on-campus counterparts, must attend the following:

  • An orientation session in August, required of all incoming SDM students
  • Three to six one-week seminars held on campus around the middle of each term

In addition, those attending at a distance must complete one semester in residence at MIT (an Institute requirement). This residency requirement is waived for local commuter students, because they are required to attend live classes on the MIT campus.

All information is accurate as of April 25, 2016, and is subject to change.