Program Overview

Program Educational Objectives

The Bioengineering department (BIOE) aims to graduate students who:

  • Enter into industry jobs in prominent companies as engineers who work in the areas of:
    • Medical device design
    • Manufacturing
    • Quality control
    • Marketing
    • And work toward the advancement of medicine
  • Pursue graduate studies in bioengineering-related fields such as:
    • Imaging and Sensing
    • Therapeutics
    • Tissue Engineering
    • Computational and Systems Biology
    • Biomechanics
  • Broaden their education by attending professional school in areas of medicine, law, and business
  • Maintain professional development through societal memberships and industry workshops

Student Outcomes

Biomedical engineering graduates will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function in multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Mission Statement

We strive to produce Bioengineering students that become leaders in the fields of biomaterials, biomechanics and prosthetics, tissue engineering, molecular modeling, imaging, bioinformatics, nanomedicine, synthetic biology, and drug delivery by:

  • Providing a rigorous curriculum where multidisciplinary engineering fields are combined to provide undergraduates with a breadth of understanding
  • Supplying students with the resources for undergraduate research and internships to experience real world training relating to the curriculum
  • Fostering an environment where ethical, economic, and societal constraints are realized and professionalism is emphasized


Category 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08
246 208 208 178 158 140 132 107
80 74 75 57 44 42 39 30
B.S. degrees
55 40 25 40 27 25 24 17

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ABET Accreditation

The undergraduate program in Bioengineering at Illinois is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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