The master of science in bioengineering program integrates engineering with biomedical science to help prepare students for work in bioscience research and development. Students explore a variety of medical treatments and devices, including biomechanical smart devices and wearable technologies. Our curriculum also includes advanced engineering mathematics, reliability and optimization courses. A cross-disciplinary degree between the Ritchie School and the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, we welcome students from engineering, chemistry, biological sciences and physics backgrounds.

The goal of the program is to address both the industrial requirements and the desired qualifications of a 21st century workforce in bioengineering businesses. A particular focus for our bioengineering is a collaboration designed to address the grand challenge of aging. Coupling in-class learning with clinical practice, students may find opportunities to work in either the Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics or the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging. Program graduates can pursue opportunities with bioscience companies in the private sector or work to apply their knowledge and expertise toward further graduate studies, as well as nonprofit and academic research. This program is ideal for students with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry, biological sciences or physics, as well as those with accredited engineering degrees.

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