Major in bioengineering

At the intersection of engineering, biology and chemistry, you’ll discover one of the fastest-growing engineering disciplines: bioengineering. Bioengineering is among the fastest-growing engineering disciplines with a high demand in the medical sector.

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Bioengineers design and develop devices, systems, and techniques to improve patient diagnosis, treatment, and care. They utilize biotechnology to produce personalized drugs, to make biofuels and biopolymers, to engineer tissues to replace damaged organs, to grow human tissue for drug testing, and to create new diagnostic techniques.

UMassD's bioengineering program brings together the life sciences, medicine, and engineering to provide a solid academic foundation and a broad interdisciplinary approach to the field. You will:

  • develop your critical thinking skills
  • learn to evaluate with a broad perspective
  • identify and solve problems creatively

Bioengineering is creating its own frontiers of development. You’ll join a new generation of innovators and leaders in fields with significant and growing employment opportunities including health care, public health, biomanufacturing, and biomedical engineering. The department also offers a BS degree in bioengineering with a concentration in biomedical engineering.

Your education will prepare you to contribute to the profession in an ethical and socially responsible manner and to work effectively to further your career and to benefit society.


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