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Biological Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1 (QS) Cambridge, MA, United States
The Biological Engineering program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers an undergraduate curriculum that emphasizes quantitative, engineering-based analysis, design, and synthesis in the study of modern biology from the molecular to the systems level.
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Overview

About the program

Completion of the Biological Engineering program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) leads to a Bachelor of Science and prepares students for careers in diverse fields ranging from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to materials, devices, ecology, and public health.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to enter positions in basic research or project-oriented product development as well as graduate school or further professional study. Additional detailed information about the course of study in BE, life as Biological Engineering undergraduate, and career resources for students can be found below.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits

    192-195

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Differential Equations
  • Cell Biology
  • Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering
  • Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Secondary School Report (SSR), including high school transcript
  • For non-native English speakers, we strongly recommend providing the results of an English proficiency exam if you have been using English for fewer than 5 years or do not speak English at home or in school, so that we may consider that information alongside the rest of your application
  • We do not have cut off or recommended scores for the ACT or SAT as scores are evaluated within an applicant’s context

Tuition Fee

  • International

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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