Bioengineering Minor for Engineering Students

Bioengineering is a broad, interdisciplinary field that brings together engineering, biology, and medicine to create new techniques, devices, and understanding of living systems to improve the quality of human life. Its practice ranges from the fundamental study of the behavior of biological materials at the molecular level to the design of medical devices.

Any of the existing engineering curricula can provide a good foundation for work in bioengineering. However, the engineering undergraduate needs additional education in the biologically oriented sciences to obtain a strong background for bioengineering. With such a background, the student should be able to progress rapidly on the graduate level in any branch of bioengineering. In industry, the graduate should be competent to handle engineering tasks related to biology.

The Bioengineering minor is intended for Engineering students, including students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Students in LAS may wish to inquire about emphases in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Biophysics, and Physiology within the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB).

If interested in the Bioengineering minor, please use the Provost-approved Statement of Intent to Pursue a Campus-Approved MinorTo obtain recognition for the Bioengineering minor, students must obtain Bioengineering department approval and then register in the College of Engineering, Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, 206 Engineering Hall.

Please refer any curriculum questions to the Bioengineering department office, 1270 DCL, 217-333-1867, bioengineering [at] illinois [dot] edu.

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