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BSc Designer Immunity: Lessons in Engineering the Immune System

Catalog id : 7.341
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Online

 Duration
0 Months
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
24070 USD
National
24070 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Department
Biology
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)90
TOEFL-PBT (min)577

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About this course

The immune system is one of the most complex and powerful of human body systems. It is highly dynamic and flexible, yet strictly regulates homeostasis and protects our bodies from both foreign and self-derived challenges. As basic understanding of immune function is growing, researchers are rapidly designing clever and diverse strategies to manipulate immunology to improve human health. In this course, we will explore important advances rooted in engineering principles to harness the power of the immune system, focusing on how engineering has fueled or inspired research concerning (1) vaccines, (2) immunotherapies, and (3) systems immunology.

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Eligibility Criteria

Graduate Record Examination

Most MIT departments require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test and an appropriate Subject Test. page 4 of this booklet for information on the department to which you intend to apply. The fee for the GRE ranges approximately from $160 to $190 US. The General Test is offered only on the computer in the US and in most locations around the world. The computer-based GRE General Test is available year round, and appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to maximize your chances of scheduling your preferred test date and time.

International English Language Testing System

IELTS exam measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing, and speaking – for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.

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Course Modules

Week # Topics Key Dates
Unit 1: Vaccine Engineering
1 Introduction
2 Immunogenic particle vaccines
3 Tolerogenic particle vaccines
4 Novel vaccine platforms
5 Field trip to Vedantra Pharmaceuticals Field trip
Unit 2: Engineering Immunotherapies
6 Materials-based immunotherapies
7 Genetic engineering approaches Written Assignment Due
8 Cell-based vaccines for immunomodulation
9 HIV specific immunotherapies
Unit 3: Systems-Level Approaches to the Immune System
10 Immune signatures and models
11 Methods and devices
12 Novel mechanisms
13 Final student presentations, course retrospective Oral Assignment Due

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How to Apply

Application form including $75.00 application fee to be paid by credit card.
GRE scores   Have your official scores sent from ETS directly to MIT. The institution code is 3514 and our department code is 2703. The exam MUST be taken before December 15, 2015, in order for your application to be reviewed.

For non-native English speakers, either the IELTS (preferred) or TOEFL score is required. Have your official scores sent from either IELTS or ETS directly to MIT. The exam MUST be taken before December 15, 2015, and you must meet the minimum score requirement, in order for your application to be reviewed.

Three letters of recommendation enter the evaluators’ contact information in this section.  is in your best interest to send the emails out as soon as possible; do not wait to submit the application before sending the emails.  You can later return to this page to see which letters have been submitted.

English Proficiency Requirement

All students whose first language is not English are required to take the English Evaluation Test (EET) prior to registration at MIT. Even students who satisfy the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requirement for admission may be required to take specialized subjects in English as a Second Language (ESL), depending on their EET results. These subjects do not count toward the required units but will prove helpful to students who need to develop the skills necessary to write a thesis.

                                                

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