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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Bioengineering


Bioengineering


The undergraduate program in Bioengineering combines education in engineering and biological sciences, forming a unique experience to prepare students for today’s technical challenges in medicine and biology. Our focus is on developing engineers who can apply an analytic approach to solving problems in living systems. Thus, we provide students with a comprehensive education in both engineering and the life sciences. Students enrolled in the program will be prepared for continued graduate studies or a career in a bioengineering-related industry. The program also provides a solid undergraduate education for further studies in a school of medicine. The bioengineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

In keeping with the two-fold mission of the Department of Bioengineering to

  • provide a high quality engineering education to both undergraduate and graduate students and
  • be a leader in research in specific areas encompassed by Bioengineering,

The Bioengineering undergraduate curriculum objective is to prepare students to achieve their post-baccalaureate goal of:

  • an industrial career in bioengineering or related field;
  • graduate school (MS and PhD programs related to bioengineering); or
  • professional school (Medical, Dental, Health Related, Business, and Law).

To achieve the objective, students are:

  • Provided both a broad knowledge of the technical and social principles of bioengineering as well as a focused education in one track area within bioengineering, and
  • Prepared through educational experiences beyond the classroom that deepen their understanding of the technical and non-technical issues in bioengineering, process and design.

Bioengineering Undergraduate Curriculum


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Seventh Term


Credits: 15


Eighth Term


Credits: 15