Education Objectives and Student Outcomes
The undergraduate program in bioengineering at Illinois is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
With ABET accreditation, students, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.
The bioengineering department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign provides a rigorous engineering education that prepares graduates to:
- secure and excel in jobs as engineers in industries of biotechnology, health care equipment and technology, life science tools, and pharmaceuticals,
- pursue graduate studies in bioengineering-related fields, and
- pursue professional degrees in the health sciences, law, and business.
Biomedical engineering graduates will have:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
We strive to produce Bioengineering students that become leaders in the fields of biomaterials, biomechanics and prosthetics, tissue engineering, molecular modeling, imaging, bioinformatics, nanomedicine, synthetic biology, and drug delivery by:
- Providing a rigorous curriculum where multidisciplinary engineering fields are combined to provide undergraduates with a breadth of understanding
- Supplying students with the resources for undergraduate research and internships to experience real world training relating to the curriculum
- Fostering an environment where ethical, economic, and societal constraints are realized and professionalism is emphasized
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Number of Degrees Granted
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s bioengineering program satisfies the educational requirements for engineering licensure or certification in all of the 55 U.S. states and jurisdictions. Please go to https://www.online.uillinois.edu/resources/sara.asp to find your state’s requirements, resources and contact information.
You are encouraged to contact the appropriate licensing agency for your location or wherever you desire to be licensed or certified to seek information and additional guidance. Please be aware that there may be licensure or certification requirements in addition to an academic program’s curriculum.
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What Sets This Degree Apart
Students receiving a NE B.S. degree will be uniquely trained in both neurosciences and quantitative sciences, will be skilled in the design and advancement of electrical and bio-interfacial devices, including brain-computer interfaces, neuroimaging systems, and neurostimulation devices. They will also be competent in analytical and computational approaches necessary for their function and use, and will possess a detailed mechanistic understanding of the molecular and cellular technologies used to modulate nervous system function.