What is a NEET thread?
NEET is organized into sub-programs that have a specific technical focus. You choose which thread you want to join depending on your interests and major. Each thread has a different set of requirements and is lead by its own faculty and instructors. There are currently five threads to choose from.
How long is the program?
You join NEET and your specific thread at the beginning of your sophomore year, and remain in your thread until graduation. So it is a 3-year program with various levels of time commitment throughout. See each thread's requirements and roadmaps for more details.
What are the benefits?
No matter which thread you choose you will gain a host of transferable technical and interpersonal skills through a variety of hands-on projects, research, classes, seminars, events, socials, and career development opportunities.
Is NEET a minor?
No. NEET is a certificate program administered by the School of Engineering. At the completion of the program, you get a certificate in your specific thread awarded by the MIT School of Engineering.
What is the time commitment?
This highly depends on your major and the thread you choose. In most cases, the thread requirements also fulfill many of your specific major's requirements. In other cases, you will be committing more time.
Who is eligible to join?
Any current First Year student at MIT can apply to join. Some threads are restricted to specific majors, but other than that there are no eligibility criteria.