Thirty-five percent of freshman class declares Course 6
Overall, 70.2 percent of the Class of 2019 enrolled in the School of Engineering, 19.9 percent in the School of Science, 2.2 percent in the Sloan School of Management, 1 percent in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, 0.6 percent in the School of Architecture and Planning. A final 6.1 percent have yet to declare.
Faculty committee recommends a computational thinking GIR
A committee of faculty across departments recommended a 12-unit “computational thinking” requirement for all undergraduates, which would cover programming basics.
Survey to assess declining 6-1 enrollment goes undergrad-wide
A survey created to assess declining enrollment in Course 6-1 (Electrical Engineering) has been repurposed into an undergraduate-wide survey regarding students’ perceptions of academic majors.
IAP Intro to Python replaced with new course
One of IAP’s most popular courses, 6.149: Introduction to Programming Using Python, will not be offered this January. It will be replaced by a new course, 6.S080: A Brief Introduction to Programming in Python.