Oct 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Bioengineering


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The bioengineering major prepares students to solve challenging problems in the medical and life sciences across a broad spectrum of engineering sub-disciplines. The degree prepares students for graduate programs in engineering or the health professions (e.g. medical school, dental school, veterinary school). All bioengineering students complete foundational courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and advanced mathematics. This basic knowledge is applied in upper-division engineering courses that stress team-based engineering design and analysis. Students in the program benefit from an interdisciplinary and well-rounded liberal arts education, enabling them to connect their work to disciplines outside of engineering. Students may also choose a concentration in cell and tissue engineering/molecular biology. The bioengineering program culminates with a design project in the senior year that builds upon ongoing faculty research, a project from the student’s internship site, or other industrial needs.

Bioengineering graduates are prepared for jobs in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, human diagnostics, bioinformatics, technology, health care, and manufacturing industries. Bioengineers who choose a minor in business administration may focus on business aspects of life science companies, startup companies, or other industries where a technical background is needed, such as consulting or management of intellectual property.

Examples of internships include:
    Atlantic Lab Equipment
    Boston Medical Center
    Hanger Orthotics and Prosthetics
    Harrison Medical Center
    Roche
    Samplify Bio
    Ultra Imaging Solutions
    University of Nebraska Biomedical Engineering REU program
    US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center
    Triple Sharp Venture Engineering

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