|MIT Undergraduate Departments|
|Programs Offered:||Major, Double Major, Minor|
|Department Head:||Douglas A. Lauffenburger|
|Undergraduate Administrator:||Dalia Fares|
|UROP Coordinator:||Jacquin Niles|
Biological Engineering, otherwise known as Course 20, is a department in MIT's School of Engineering.
Overview and History
The Biological Engineering Department was established in 1998.
The Biological Engineering degee was established in the 2005-2006 academic year.
The Course 20 major requirements are as follows:
- Differential Equations (12 units): 18.03
- Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems (12 units): 20.11J or [20.111J]]
- Organic Chemistry (12 units): 5.12
- Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering (15 units): 20.109
- Genetics (12 units): 7.03
- Introduction to Computer Science and Programming (12 units): 6.00
- Biochemistry (12 units): 5.07 or 7.05
- Cell Biology (12 units): 7.06
- Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics (12 units): 20.310J
- Analysis of Biomolecular and Cellular Systems (12 units): 20.320
- Fields, Forces, and Flows in Biological Systems (12 units): 20.330J
- Instrumentation and Measurement for Biological Systems (12 units): 20.309J
- Biological Engineering Design, (12 units): 22.380
Possible Course Progression
Freshman Year 8.01, 5.11x/3.091, 18.01, 7.01x, 8.02, 18.02, Elective, HASS
Sophomore Year 20.110, 5.12, 6.00, 18.03, 7.05, Electives, HASSes
Junior Year 7.03/20.113, 20.320, 20.109, 20.330, 7.06, 20.310, Elective, HASSes
Senior Year 20.309, 20.380, 20.Electives, Electives, HASSes
Minor in Biomedical Engineering
It is also possible to minor in biomedical engineering (BME). The minor requires 8 subjects, including 2 math, 1 biochemistry, 2 biology and engineering baseline, and 3 biomedical engineering.
Minor in Toxicology and Environmental Health
It is also possible to minor in toxicology and environmental health (TOX). The minor requires 5 subjects, including 3 core, 1 core laboratory, and 1 elective.
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