Engineering Science Degree, Bioengineering Area of Concentration

Associate of Science
Students working in biotechnology lab

Bioengineering is a rapidly growing and developing profession. A bioengineer or biomedical engineer uses traditional engineering expertise to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine, providing an overall enhancement of health care.

Students choose the biomedical engineering field so that they may help develop devices that enable us to live more healthful and productive lives. These devices include pacemakers, orthopedic implants, and diagnostic instruments. Bioengineers/biomedical engineers work with other health care professionals including physicians, nurses, therapists, and technicians. They also contribute to basic biological understanding, leading to new ways of preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease and helping to solve complex clinical problems. Some examples of current research and development areas are formulation of synthetic biomaterials, the design of artificial tissues and organs, and the development of new drug delivery systems.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve basic physics-based, biology problems in biomechanics and biochemistry.
  • Demonstrate conceptual understanding of the connections between engineering and life sciences in the context of bioengineering applications.
  • Use appropriate computer application software in bioengineering.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process. 

Transfer Opportunities

This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in bioengineering.  See all engineering transfer agreements.

Careers

Careers possibilities include biochemical engineer, architectural and engineering manager, bioinformatics scientist, biologist, biological technician, industrial engineer, and microbiologist. Some require a bachelor’s degree. 

Curriculum

Suggested Course Sequence: Bioengineering

A suggested bioengineering course sequence for full-time students follows.

All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.

All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.



Suggested Course Sequence


A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


  • MATH 282 - Differential Equations  3 semester hours
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)
  • Humanities distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)

** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.


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