The Bioengineering program is designed for students interested in the application of physical science techniques to life-science problems. This program prepares them for graduate study in bioengineering or medicine, as well as for careers in biomedical instrument design, medical device design, orthopedic prosthesis design, or engineering support for healthcare services. Engineering design is an important topic and an integral part of the curriculum, introduced in the student’s first semester and culminating in the senior year with a capstone project.
The Bioengineering curriculum provides a solid foundation in mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering, and biology in preparation for advanced specialized studies. In consultation with a faculty advisor, students can specialize their curriculum to emphasize preparation for industry, research, or premedical studies. This curriculum shares several courses with the Chemical Engineering program. These courses provide our students with a strong background in the engineering sciences so they can explore emerging topics at the interface of the two fields. Students interested in research with the possibility of continued study in graduate school are encouraged to elect one or more independent study projects and a graduate-level course in an area of research interest. With the careful selection of electives, a student can meet the entrance requirements established by the Association of American Medical Colleges.