Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering Program By Syracuse University |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The objectives of the undergraduate bioengineering program are: graduates will master engineering and biological fundamentals enabling them to apply critical thinking to solve problems at the interface of science or medicine and engineering; graduates will have a broad education that develops their ability to make informed and ethical decisions and understand the engineer’s role in society; graduates will be able to effectively communicate their work and ideas; graduates will be prepared for success in the biomedical industry and postgraduate education in engineering, science, or professional studies. The bioengineering program is designed for students interested in the application of physical science techniques to life-science problems, preparing them for graduate study in bioengineering or medicine as well as for careers in biomaterial design, biomedical instrument design, medical device design, orthopedic prosthesis design, or engineering support for healthcare services. Introduced in the student’s first semester and culminating in the senior year with a capstone project, the important topic of engineering design is an integral part of the curriculum. Fundamental concepts from courses across the entire curriculum are integrated with formally delivered design concepts to produce a project. The project is presented to the faculty in both oral and written forms. The bioengineering curriculum provides a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, engineering, and biology in preparation for advanced specialized studies. In consultation with a faculty advisor, students can specialize their curriculum to emphasize preparation for industry, research, or premedical studies. This curriculum shares several courses with the chemical engineering program. These courses provide our students with a strong background in the engineering sciences so they can explore emerging topics at the interface of the two fields. Students interested in research with the possibility of continued study in graduate school are encouraged to elect one or more independent study projects and a graduate-level course in an area of research interest. Appropriate use of electives in this emphasis and strong academic performance can lead to graduation with University Honors. Graduates from the program in bioengineering must achieve the following student outcomes: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering; an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet a desired need; an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams; an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; an ability to communicate effectively.