The "measurement, modeling, and manipulation" approach that has characterized engineering disciplines based on the physical and chemical sciences is now drawing on the molecular and cellular life sciences as well. The Department of Biological Engineering was founded in 1998 as a new MIT academic unit with an emphasis on integrating molecular and cellular biosciences with a quantitative, systems-oriented engineering analysis and synthesis approach.
The application deadline is December 17, 2012. For those applying to LGO through Civil and Environmental Engineering or Biological Engineering, the deadline is December 15, 2012. If you cannot meet that deadline, please contact Leah Schouten (email@example.com).
The biotechnology industry includes several LGO partners such as Amgen Inc., Sanofi, and Novartis AG. LGO students in Biological Engineering (Course 20) must take classes in at least two of the department's three core areas: bioengineering research, applied biosciences research, and bioengineering and applied biosciences research. Specific internship projects are generated with targeted content to meet Biological Engineering requirements. Novartis provides a number of the international internships for the LGO cohort.
Through the support of LGO industry partners who wish to invest in future leaders in bioengineering, LGO students enrolled in the Department of Biological Engineering will receive a generous fellowship. For the most current information on the LGO fellowship, visit our program costs page.
Popular BE courses among LGO students include:
Learn more about the MIT Graduate Program in Biological Engineering.
Graduates of the MIT LGO program receive two degrees in two years: either an MBA or a Master of Science in Management degree from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Master of Science degree from one of seven participating departments in the School of Engineering.
Ford Professor of Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Biology
Head, Department of Biological Engineering
Read about Professor Lauffenburger on the BE website
Manager of Manufacturing, Amgen Inc.
B.A. Anthropology and B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona 2004
Former LGO intern at Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA