We offer programs for both undergraduate and graduate students, taught by award-winning faculty, alongside a required co-op program and a variety of program options.




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Main Campus
5051 Nitschke Hall MS 303
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: (419) 530-8030
Fax: (419) 530-8076


We offer an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degree program that features more than 45 hours of Bioengineering courses taught by award-winning faculty, an integrated co-operative education experience and a combined Bacc2MD Pathway program offered in conjunction with the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Please see the Undergraduate Program page for more details.

Bioengineering Undergraduate Enrollment/Graduation 

Enrollment (BIOE is a 5 year program, so this includes 5 years of students)
Fall 2012 - 303
Fall 2013 - 302
Fall 2014 - 315
Fall 2015 - 305
Fall 2016 - 317
Fall 2017 - 332

Graduation (The majority of BIOE students graduate in Spring.  Winter graduation numbers slightly less.)
Spring 2012 - 22
Spring 2013 - 42
Spring 2014 - 57
Spring 2015 - 46
Spring 2016 - 43
Spring 2017 - 47


We offer various graduate programs, including coursework- and thesis-based MS programs, a Ph.D. in Engineering and our new Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program offered jointly by the University of Toledo College of Engineering and College of Medicine. Please see the Graduate Programs page for more details.


April 26, 2018

Congratulations to Bioengineering undergraduate, Jesse Grumelot, and his team partners, Domenic Pennetta-Art, Lucya Kuene-Art, and Madeline Tomczak-Environmental Science for winning the University of Toledo BioDesign Challenge which was held at the Toledo Museum of Art on April 25th.  Their project was entitled “Apigiene Hive,” which deals with the rethinking of bee hygiene. The Biodesign Challenge offers art and design students the opportunity to envision future applications of biotechnology.  As part of winning this competition, they will now join their instructors for a trip to MoMA in New York in June for the international competition against 29 other schools.


April 23, 2018

Congratulations to Bioengineering undergraduate students Aisha Salman, Anvitha Madhavaram, Jothsana Varghese, Julianna Sim, and Clayton Lenhart for their 3rd place finish in the 2018 Angel Pitch competition hosted by the College of Engineering and Rocket Innovations.  They received a $500 award for their invention coined “Risklet,” which is a wearable bracelet that can be used to alert emergency services of trouble.  Dr. Norman Rapino, who is the Angel Pitch Coordinator and Executive Director of Rocket Innovations, commented that “the “Risklet” team is a great example of the benefit of the Bioengineering Freshman Design program and the value it delivers to students. The presentation of the solution they created to meet a real-world need was excellent and even inspiring, and it also showed how they are developing the entrepreneurial and leadership skills so important to their future careers.”

2018 Angel Pitch 3rd Place Team

April 19, 2018

Congratulations to Bioengineering undergraduates Tyler Ray, Rebecca Potts, Emily Wallace, Caren Aramouni, & Therese Orsagos for their second-place finish in the College of Business and Innovation (COBI) competition.  They received a $5,000 award for their idea coined FIERCE which stands for Female Individual Ergonomically Re-designed Carrying Equipment which is a new rucksack intended for female soldiers in all branches of the military. It intends to reduce the weight put onto the spine and increase the weight on the hips through multiple innovations based on the biomechanics of the female anatomy.


April 7, 2018  

Bioengineering graduate students Emily Krull and Matt Sanders presented their research at the 9th Annual Midwestern Graduate Research Symposium held at the University of Toledo. Emily Krull won the first-place seminar presentation with her talk entitled ‘A novel procedure for 3D printing bioactive glass’ and Matt Sanders won the second-place seminar presentation with his talk entitled ‘The antibacterial potential of an Ag-containing bioactive bone void filler.’  Congratulations to both Emily and Matt on their outstanding performances.  Their faculty advisor is Dr. Aisling Coughlan.

 2018 symposium awardees






April 6, 2018 

Mr. Shailen Shah received the Outstanding Senior for Campus & Community Contributions award at the 2018 College of Engineering Honor’s Convocation, in recognition of service, leadership, and involvement in campus and community activities and organizations.  Shailen has been active in a number of organizations during his college career at UT, including being selected for membership in the Roy and Marcia Armes Engineering Leadership Institute.  He is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the KLAR Leadership Academy and Lambda Sigma National Honors Society. Through this involvement, Shailen has pursued opportunities to make a difference on our campus and in the community.  Like the awardees before him, he volunteered to assist at many of the college of engineering recruiting events.  Taking time to interact with potential students and their parents.  He served as a volunteer for MathCounts and as a UT Medical Center Ambassador.  Shailen was selected by the UT Student body president to serve as the Diversity Chair for the University’s Diversity Week in 2016.  In this role, he was responsible for working with various organizations that hosted activities during the week.  He served as the BIG Event team coordinator, taking on the responsibilities of ensuring the team’s community projects were completed. Shailen is deserving of this award not only for the impact he has had on the college, but also for the other ways in which he impacted the greater UT community.  Shailen, congratulations and thank-you for all your efforts and contributions!  


December 19, 2017

Dr. Scott Pappada, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Anesthesiology, has recently featured research regarding his work in developing biometric sensory measures to better analyze clinical simulation response to assist in training of physicians.  His interview and overview of this very important work can be viewed here:


October 27, 2017

Dr. Vijay Goel, Distinguished University Professor and Endowed Chair, in our Department has been recognized by the AIMBE College of Fellows for major contributions related to the understanding of the biomechanics of the spine.  Specifically, Dr. Goel lead a study at the University of Toledo for 4WEB Medical demonstrating reduced subsidence for their Lateral Spine Truss System (LSTS) as compared to annular interbody implant designs.  The work was presented at the annual meeting of the North American Spine Society.  The full story and acknowledgement can be found at .


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Last Updated: 5/16/18