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Welcome to the new Bioengineering Department at UMass Dartmouth!

The goal of the Bioengineering Department is to educate undergraduates who could successfully land jobs in the biotechnology/biomedical device industry or go on to medical or other graduate schools.  Graduate students will be trained to be the future leaders for innovations which couple the life sciences and engineering.

The undergraduate program is designed to give students rigorous, multi-disciplinary training that enables graduates to be innovators and leaders in the bioengineering and biomedical professions.  This is accomplished by developing and offering curricula that integrate engineering sciences, life sciences, bioresearch and material design in collaboration with local and regional biomedical device and biotechnology companies.

Bioengineering is among the most popular and fastest-growing engineering disciplines at top research universities nationwide.  But more importantly to you is the fact that the workforce needs are significant and growing.  For example, the U.S. Department of Labor forecasts Biomedical Engineering growth of 72% from 2008-2018.  This is much faster than the average for all professional occupations.  The aging of the population and a growing focus on health issues will drive demand for better medical devices, and equipment designed by biomedical engineers, as well as new products from pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Preparation for employment is needed in a variety of fields including bioengineering, biomanufacturing, health care, public health and many others.  Prospective students will include those interested in premedical specialization, technology-assisted healthcare, or engineering and applied science at the intersection of engineering, chemistry and biology.  The undergraduate program includes a research experience that will prepare students to enter UMass intercampus Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (BMEBT) PhD program.

Please contact me or any member of the Bioengineering faculty at any time.

A brochure describing the Bioengineering program in more detail can be downloaded by clicking here.


Prof. Qinguo Fan
Chairperson, Department of Bioengineering
Telephone: 508 999 9147
Email: qfan@umassd.edu