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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science curricula

Identifier: AC-0484

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains a catalog of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) library, course and lecture notes, syllabi, and problem sets and answer keys, often prepared by instructors and privately printed. Also included are video recordings of 6.001, the Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.


  • 1893 - 2014


Access note

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Please see the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy for permission information. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection or MIT.

Historical note

Electrical Engineering was originally taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Physics Department. A degree program in Electrical Engineering was started in 1882, and the Department of Electrical Engineering was formed in the Fall of 1902. At that time, when MIT was still located near Copley Square in Boston, the Department’s home was the Lowell Building. The first doctorate in electrical engineering was awarded by the Department in 1910. The Department dedicated its present facilities in the Sherman Fairchild Electrical Engineering and Electronics complex (Buildings 34, 36, and 38) in the Fall of 1973. A year later, it recognized its growing activity in computer science by changing its name to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The first bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering were awarded in 1975. The Department's activities in computer science, communications, and control are presently housed in the Ray and Maria Stata Center on the Cambridge campus. The Stata Center was dedicated in 2004.* With the Deparment's primary goal of the education of its students, its four undergraduate programs attract more than 20% of all undergraduate students.

*This information was taken from the EECS webpage,


17.33 Cubic Feet (14 record cartons, 11 manuscript boxes)

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Guide to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Curricula
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Revision Statements

  • 2019 May 13: New accession added.

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
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