About Us

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is widely regarded for its excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and for research advances that address grand challenges in medicine and health care.

By the numbers

  • Mean annual salary for bioengineers: $91,230 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Average ACT score incoming Illinois Bioengineering freshman: 33.6
  • 275 total undergraduates (Fall 2016)
  • 75 total graduate students (Fall 2016)
  • 13 professional master’s students (Fall 2016)
  • 44 BS degrees awarded (2015-16)
  • 16 MS degrees awarded (2015-16)
  • 11 M.Eng. degrees awarded (2015-16)
  • 7 PhD degrees awarded (2015-16)

Our curriculum

Through a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation Revolutionizing engineering and computer science Department (RED) program - the only Bioengineering program to receive such an honor, we’re revolutionizing our curriculum so Illinois Bioengineering students receive unsurpassed technical education combined with practical clinical training and research experience. As a result, our students learn to develop solutions to real-world health-related problems in several grand-challenge tracks like age-related disease, global health, and cancer.

External Advisory Board

Bioengineering at Illinois is pleased to have a distinguished group of experts to help guide our investments and growth. Members serve a three-year, renewable term and attend an annual campus meeting. Learn more about our External Advisory Board members!


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