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BT Virtual Fall Open House 2021 - Shared screen with speaker view
Stacy Clemons (she/her)
03:05
Hello and welcome! Please use this space for your questions. Thanks!
Fiz
17:36
If students have a likelihood of external funding for PhD, how does that impact admission acceptance?
Stacy Clemons (she/her)
19:44
You can find general admissions information concerning deadlines, language requirements, and prerequisites here: https://architecture.mit.edu/overview/admissions.
Aashish Sadaphal
21:51
Do the work experience in architecture important in the admission in SMArchS?
Ali Rais (w)
23:05
If someone has a masters from UK, has previously taken the ielts exam, can they be exempted from the English exam and how will it affect the application
kartik
25:55
What should be the ratio of academic project and professional projects in portfolio?
Jayedi Aman
26:35
Is the writing sample the same as Dr Mueller was talking about (published conference paper/journal)?
Caitlin Mueller
26:44
Yes
Jayedi Aman
26:49
thanks
Ali Rais (w)
41:19
Do we in our SOP need to write Professor name in which group we want to be, for SMarchS
Caitlin Mueller
45:01
That will be very helpful if you can, yes
kartik
45:07
Will there be Open house for other programs too?
Stacy Clemons (she/her)
47:13
Hello Kartik, please refer to our architecture website for information on other programs in the department of architecture. Thanks!
Jayedi Aman
47:27
I have the similar question as Ali Rais regarding IELTS: I have been studying in degree seeking program for 2 years (3 years by next summer) in USA. Do I need to give IELTS?
Stacy Clemons (she/her)
47:50
You can find general admissions information concerning deadlines, language requirements, and prerequisites here: https://architecture.mit.edu/overview/admissions.
Kamelia
54:18
Is it mandatory to get the acceptance of the supervisor before applying the PhD program?
Caitlin Mueller
54:54
No, definitely not. Just please identify the person you'd most like to work with in your statement.
SSPC
57:02
Helo
SSPC
57:05
Is research on "healthy buildings" also included in the research areas of this group?I mean more than just energy and climate issues.
Caitlin Mueller
58:20
Yes, we can answer this more directly in the Q&A. Les Norford does work on indoor air quality and several faculty work on human thermal comfort.
SSPC
58:37
Health literally.Protection against diseasesProtection against natural disastersProtection against the spread of viruses
Christoph Reinhart
58:44
Yes, we have I the past worked with the Harvard School of public Health to translate their findings into actionable information for designers and urban decisionmakers.
Christoph Reinhart
59:33
Prof Glicksman has also worked on air distribution patterns in buildings during a pandemic.
Jinyoung Ko
01:00:37
Hello, I am Jinyoung Ko. I just wonder how many PhD students are admitted in BT track every year :)
Analaura Tostado
01:02:19
Does BT collaborate in projects with Senseable City Lab?
Christoph Reinhart
01:02:46
It varies, typically 2 to 4 PhD students.
SSPC
01:03:34
If I am eligible for a PhD, will you accept my supervision with this research intrest "Application of artificial intelligence in healthy buildings"?
Christoph Reinhart
01:04:34
Collectively, we have worked with many labs at MIT including Senseable City, Media Lab etc. MIT encourages and supports collaboration across departments.
kartik
01:05:18
My research is based understanding the evolution of traditional architecture of Himalayan houses from past to present. I'm bit confused if my application would be more inclined towards Smarchs Design or Smarchs BT.
Jeremy Chen
01:09:27
Hello,I wondered the difference betweenCEE MEng Structural Mechanics and Design (SMD) Trackand SMBT (majors in structures or materials)Thank you.
SSPC
01:10:04
Thanx Prof. Reinhart,
Analaura Tostado
01:23:16
In my Statement of Purpose, is it appropiate to indicate my interest in this collaboration with other labs/projects aside from the Sustainable Design Lab?
John Ochsendorf
01:30:30
@Jeremy, the SMBT is typically 2 years and is typically funded.
John Ochsendorf
01:30:53
The MEng is only one year and is a more professionally oriented program that is often self-funded.
Caitlin Mueller
01:31:12
And John and I both also work with students in the MEng program
Weixuan Lu
01:31:20
What is the minimum required years for the PhD program?
John Ochsendorf
01:31:22
I am sorry that I have to step off to another meeting, but feel free to email me at jao@mit.edu.
Jeremy Chen
01:32:40
Thank you!
Analaura Tostado
01:34:22
Thank you so much!
Les Norford
01:35:24
I also have a 2 pm meeting. Happy to respond to email: lnorford@mit.edu.
kartik
01:35:38
Thankyou Prof. Reinhart Prof. Mueller
SSPC
01:36:17
Shouldn't we apply for the TOEFL test for only 3 points lower (97/100)?
Kirk Newton
01:36:48
How important is research experience for applicants to SMARCHS BT with a Bachelor/Professional practice background?
Fiz
01:37:19
How do you gauge a student's enthusiasm and out-of-the-box thinking? (I assume every faculty member has their own certain check boxes)
Jayedi Aman
01:39:40
How many course works are required for the MIT PhD program?
Weixuan Lu
01:40:16
Are there a lot more applicants last year compared to regular years due to covid?
Stacy Clemons (she/her)
01:40:34
You can find general admissions information concerning deadlines, language requirements, and prerequisites here: https://architecture.mit.edu/overview/admissions.
Fiz
01:41:25
Do you carry out collaborations with Harvard's Architecture department?
kartik
01:42:02
Does MIT have minimum GPA requirement ?