Cell and Tissue Engineering Track

Total Track Hours must equal 15 hours from The Grainger College of Engineering

Cell and Tissue Engineering describes the combined use of cells, materials, and biochemical factors to induce the growth of functional tissues for medical applications. In this track of study you will learn about how cells control and are controlled by the cellular microenvironment. You will be trained in cell selection and culture, scaffold and bioreactor designs, biosensors, and assessments of cellular and tissue responses. Application areas include tissue engineering for medical repair and replacement.

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To view the Course Catalog for course offerings and prerequisites, click here.

Students following this track take:

BIOE 306 Biofabrication Lab (3 hr)
BIOE 416 Biosensors (3 hr)
BIOE 430 Intro to Synthetic Biology (3 hr)
BIOE 460 Gene Editing Lab (3 hr)
BIOE 461 Cellular Biomechanics (4 hr)
BIOE 487 Stem Cell Bioengineering (3 hr)
BIOE 498 AL Immunoengineering (3 hr)
BIOE 498 PJ Experimental Design in Automation (3 hr)
BIOE 498 QP Quantitative Pharmacology (3 hr)
BIOE 498 RI Regulatory Safety Issues in Bioengineering (3 hr)
BIOE 498 TL Intro to Systems Bio (3 hr)
BIOE 498 WD Preclinical Molecular Imaging (3 hr)
CHBE 471 Biochemical Engineering (3 hr)
CHBE 472 Techniques in Biomolecular Engineering (3 hr)
IE 330 Industrial Quality Control (3 hr)
MSE 404 Lab Studies in MatSE (1.5 hr)
(Registration restricted; contact the MatSE department – Biomaterials, polymer science/characterization lab options are approved for tracks)
MSE 470 Design and Use of Biomaterials (3 hr)
MSE 474 Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (3 hr)
ME 483 Mechanobiology (4 hr)
NE 330 Neuroscience for Engineers (3 hr)
TMGT 461 TMD and TME Technology, Engineering, and Management Final Projects (4 hr)

The recommended free elective to prepare for this track is:

MCB 450 Biochemistry (3 hr)

BIOE Undergraduate Contacts

Maddie Darling UIUC Bioengineering

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs
1240C Everitt Laboratory, M/C-278
1406 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Jake Spinnato, undergraduate academic advisor for the department of bioengineering at UIUC

Undergraduate Academic Advisor
1240B Everitt Laboratory, M/C-278
1406 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Have a question?  Don’t hesitate to reach out!  We offer both virtual and in-person advising options.

Email: bioe-ugradprograms@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 300-8066 

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