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Master of Engineering in Computer Science and Molecular Biology/Course 6-7P

See Notes on Master of Engineering and Bachelor's Degree Programs

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 6.042, 18.03, or 18.06 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement [can be satisfied by 7.02 in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB and MEng Degrees 17
Communication Requirement  
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M).
PLUS Departmental Program Units
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any (corequisites in italics).
Required Subjects 213-216
1. Mathematics and Introductory  
18.03 Differential Equations, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)
18.06 Linear Algebra, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)

6.01 Introduction to EECS I, 12, 1/2 LAB; Physics II (GIR)
6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science, 12, REST; Calculus I (GIR)

2. Chemistry  
5.12 Organic Chemistry I, 12, REST; Chemistry (GIR)

5.60 Thermodynamics and Kinetics, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR)
7.10J Physical Chemistry of Biomolecular Systems, 12; Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR), Physics I (GIR), Physics II (GIR)
20.110J Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR)

3. Introductory Laboratory  
7.02J Introduction to Experimental Biology and Communication, 18, CI-M, LAB; Biology (GIR)
20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering, 15, LAB, CI-M; Biology (GIR), Chemistry (GIR), 6.00, 18.03, 20.110J

4. Foundational Subjects  
Three Computer Science subjects:  
6.005 Elements of Software Construction, 12; REST; 6.01, 6.042J
6.006 Introduction to Algorithms, 12; 6.01, 6.042J*
6.046J Design and Analysis of Algorithms, 12; 6.006*

Three Biological Science subjects:  
7.03 Genetics, 12, REST; Biology (GIR)
7.06 Cell Biology, 12; 7.03, 7.05

7.05 General Biochemistry, 12, REST; 5.12*
5.07J Biological Chemistry I, 12, REST; 5.12

5. Restricted Electives 24
One subject in Computational Biology:  
6.047 Computational Biology: Genomes, Networks, Evolution, 12; 6.006, 6.041, Biology (GIR)*  
6.503 Foundations of Algorithms and Computational Techniques in Systems Biology, 12; 6.046J*  
6.802 Computational Functional Genomics, 12; Biology (GIR), 6.041*  
7.36 Foundations of Computational and Systems Biology, 12; Biology (GIR)*

One subject in Biology:  
7.20J Human Physiology, 12; 7.05  
7.23 Immunology, 12; 7.03*  
7.27 Principles of Human Disease, 12; 7.03, 7.05, 7.06  
7.28 Molecular Biology, 12; 7.03, 7.05  
7.33J Evolutionary Biology: Concepts, Models, and Computation, 12; 7.03, 6.00*

6. Advanced Undergraduate Project 12
6.UAT Oral Communication, 6
Plus one of the following:
6.UAP Undergraduate Advanced Project, 6, CI-M; 6.UAT
6.UAP Seminar in Undergraduate Advanced Research, 12, CI-M; 6.UR

7. Four graduate subjects totaling at least 42 units, which includes two concentration subjects (approved by the department) plus a third graduate subject in electrical engineering and computer science and/or biology.

8. Two subjects from a restricted departmental list of math electives.

Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs (36)
Unrestricted Electives 48
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree 285-288
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 270-282 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
* Alternate prerequisites and corequisites are listed in the subject description. 
† To complete the required Communication-Intensive subjects in the major, students must take 7.02J or 20.109 or 6.UAT/6.UAP by the end of the third year. The second CI-M should be chosen to complete the requirements in categories 3 and 6 above. 
‡ See the description of required communication-intensive subjects for information about acceptable substitutions for the 6.UAT/6.UAP or6.UAT/6.UAR sequence.
Notes on Master of Engineering and Bachelor's Degree Programs
The Master of Engineering program builds on the bachelor's degree program (6-7), with restricted elective categories 7 and 8 and the MEng thesis.
   The Master of Engineering in Computer Science and Molecular Biology is only awarded to students who have received, or are simultaneously receiving, the 6-7 bachelor's degree. Students who receive the Master of Engineering degree after having obtained the 6-7 bachelor's degrees must fulfill the requirements for Course 6-7P as described above.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule,


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