College of Engineering Career Development Center

Department of Bioengineering

The Department of Bioengineering offers an ABET-accredited course of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering (B.S.B.E.). Bioengineering is a relatively new discipline that applies engineering and life science principles to study, understand, modify, and control biological systems. Bioengineering is a branch of engineering which knowledge and skills are applied to define and solve problems in biology and medicine. Bioengineers develop and improve concepts, techniques, and solutions that may be applied to a variety of problems in medicine and the manufacture of bio-related products, instruments, and devices. Bioengineers are employed by various industries, including drug companies, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, research facilities in universities and medical institutes, and in governmental regulatory agencies.

The goal of the Bioengineering program of study is to learn to solve problems at the interface of engineering and the life sciences by combining the necessary background in biology with training in advanced mathematics, chemistry, physics and traditional engineering topics. Graduates of the program will be prepared for positions of increasing responsibility as practicing engineers in a variety of industries and government agencies that are involved in the development, testing, marketing, and regulation of medical devices, medical systems, diagnostic systems, and therapeutic systems. Additionally, our B.S. graduates will also be prepared for continued study graduate school or in professional schools such as medicine or law.

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Last Updated: 3/6/17