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About the Program

Bioengineering is the fastest growing segment of engineering today, and holds the promise of improving the lives of all people in very direct and diverse ways. Bioengineers apply electrical, chemical, mechanical, and other engineering principles to understand, modify, or control biological systems. Examples of bioengineering advances include: artificial knee and hip joints, cardiac pacemakers, kidney dialysis machines, arthroscopic surgical tools, MRI and CT Scanning systems, inhaleable insulin systems, automated defibrillators, genomics, and proteomics.

Bioengineers enjoy exciting careers in the medical-device and biotechnology industries, or in biomedical research. Many continue their education in medical school.