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MIT Undergraduate Departments
Biological Engineering
Course 20
Programs Offered: Major, Double Major, Minor
Department Head: Douglas A. Lauffenburger
Department Headquarters: 4-304
Undergraduate Administrator: Dalia Fares
Undergraduate Office: 16-343
UROP Coordinator: Jacquin Niles
Website: http://web.mit.edu/be/index.shtml

Biological Engineering, otherwise known as Course 20, is a department in MIT's School of Engineering.

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Overview and History

The Biological Engineering Department was established in 1998.

Course 20

The Biological Engineering degee was established in the 2005-2006 academic year.

Major Requirements

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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