Bachelor of Science
The bioengineering (BioE) curriculum provides both breadth and depth across the range of engineering domains such as mechanical, electrical, computer or software engineering. The program prepares graduates to have an understanding of biology and physiology, as well as the capability to apply advanced mathematics, science and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology. The BioE curriculum prepares graduates with the ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems and to address the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems. The BioE curriculum blends theoretical knowledge with hands-on experiential learning which culminates with a year-long, interdisciplinary team-based capstone design project.
The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Bioengineering are as follows:
- Bioengineering graduates will have the interdisciplinary training that will allow them to have successful careers in industry, research and development and in regulatory agencies, academia or clinical work.
- Bioengineering graduates will have the organizational, leadership, and communication skills to achieve success in their chosen careers.
- Bioengineering graduates will have critical thinking and problem solving skills to support interdisciplinary teams that may include physicians, molecular biologists, physiologists and other engineers.
- Bioengineering graduates will have life-long learning skills and the ethical tools for successful adaptation to the rapidly changing field of bioengineering.
- Bioengineering graduates will have a sound training in mathematics, biological sciences, the liberal arts and engineering that will facilitate successful pursuit of advanced degrees in medicine, law, business, engineering or related fields.
For the first year of study, all our engineering programs place major emphasis on the fundamentals of engineering and computer science, mathematics, and the basic sciences to provide the background for later engineering science and design courses. Following preparatory work, the fundamentals of electrical, computer, mechanical, and materials engineering concepts are developed. Advanced courses in bioengineering further develop knowledge in the discipline. The BioE curriculum program places much emphasis on design assignments. Students may specialize in a specific area of bioengineering by taking elective courses. Also, students on a pre-medicine track can prepare for medical school entrance by taking their electives courses in psychology, sociology, organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry.