MIT New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) - School of Engineering

About NEET

The New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) program was launched in 2017 to reimagine engineering education at MIT. A cross-departmental endeavor with a focus on integrative, project-centric learning, NEET cultivates the essential skills, knowledge, and qualities to address the formidable challenges posed by the twenty-first century.

We are a Community
We are Makers
We are Discoverers
We are Interdisciplinary
We are NEET

We all share a passion for becoming the best engineers and scientists we can be.

NEET Threads

NEET offerings—known as “threads”—give students unprecedented opportunities to immerse themselves in projects that cross disciplinary boundaries while earning a degree in their chosen major.

MIT NEET - Autonomous Machines

Autonomous Machines

Design, build and deploy electromechanical systems, electronics, software, and autonomy algorithms for real-world robots.

MIT NEET - Advanced Materials Machines

Climate & Sustainability Systems

Provides the training needed for innovating the materials, devices, processes, and networked systems to support the urgent and necessary transition towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and a more sustainable planet.

MIT NEET - Digital Cities

Digital Cities

Prepare to plan and build the cities of the future by immersing scholars in the emerging intersections of computer science and urban planning.

MIT NEET - Living Machines

Living Machines

Discover, build and engineer living systems for broad applications in biotechnology and medical devices.

Why join NEET?

Built entirely around the new machines, materials, and systems driving modern industry, NEET offers a carefully designed curricular structure that empowers MIT students.

Machines of the Future

Design, build and deploy machines of the future from autonomous drones to human organs-on-chip.

Intellectual Community

Join a community of hundreds of students from over 10+ majors across the schools of Engineering and Science.

Transferable Skills

Gain valuable technical, lab and interpersonal skills that are in high demand by industry, graduate and medical schools.

Exclusive Access

Gain access to numerous NEET-affiliated research labs, faculty, mentors, industry contacts, community spaces and registration priority to many project-based classes.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Work on cutting-edge interdisciplinary projects at MIT labs.

NEET Certificate

Earn a NEET certificate from the MIT School of Engineering in your desired thread.

News Highlights

Infusing ethics into experiential learning

Infusing ethics into experiential learning

In a new undergraduate course, students explore the ethical dimensions of their experiences.

Ronit Langer

Ronit Langer awarded the Scoville Fellowship

NEET LM scholar, Ronit Langer, was awarded the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship which she is pursuing at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Ronit Langer

NEET Autonomous Machines Senior Project featured in the May/June 2021 issue of The Infinite

NEET AM seniors Chloe Nelson-Arzuaga, Jeana Choi, Daniel Gonzalez-Diaz, Leilani Trautman, Rima Rebei, and Berke Saat designed an autonomous air pollution monitoring system.

Rovi Porter

Hawaiian student inspires Pembrokeshire youngsters to design and build robots

NEET REM scholar, Rovi Porter, teaches Pembrokeshire College youngsters to build robots.

Burchard Scholar

"Up for a Challenge": MIT News Profiles NEET Living Machines senior Jose Aceves-Salvador

An MIT Biology major with a concentration in Education, Jose Aceves-Salvador is also a teacher, mentor, researcher, dancer and cheerleader who will be attending Harvard Medical School this fall to pursue a PhD through the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program.


At halfway point, SuperUROP scholars share their research results

NEET AM scholar, Weitung Chen among those showcasing their SuperUROP projects to the MIT community and local industry partners.

Janice Tjan

NEET Scholar Amy Jin named 2021 Gates Cambridge Scholar

"MIT senior Amy Jin has won the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which offers students an opportunity to pursue graduate study in the field of their choice at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Jin will join the other 23 U.S. citizens in being members of the 20th class of scholars."

MIT NEET Ethics - Marion Boulicault and Milo Phillips-Brown

Integrating Ethics into a Technical Curriculum

NEET ethics instructors Marion Boulicault and Milo Phillips-Brown discuss three questions about integrating ethics into technical content.