Bioengineering Overview

Our department participates in the Bioengineering emphasis. Doctoral students from any department within the College of Engineering (Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering) or from the following departments or programs within the MLPS Division of the College of Letters and Science (Chemistry and Biochemistry; Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology; Mathematics; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Physics, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Statistics and Applied Probability, and the Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program) may petition to add an emphasis in Bioengineering to their current doctoral degree program.

Candidates pursuing the Bioengineering Emphasis must also fulfill the departmental and University requirements related to their home degree program. Bioengineering is a rapidly growing discipline and the emphasis is designed to prepare current doctoral students to undertake research at the interfaces of engineering, physical sciences, biology, and medicine. The emphasis features a structured set of core courses that are taught collaboratively by faculty across disciplines that are engaged in bioengineering related research. Additionally, the emphasis aims to provide a community of support and a vehicle for exchange of ideas for enrolled students.