Therapeutics Engineering Track

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

Therapeutics Engineering builds understanding of bodily responses to implantable materials and drug delivery devices. The focus is on biomaterial selection and synthesis as well as an in depth study of drug design, manufacturing, and delivery. You will be trained in nano-materials, material properties, transport phenomena, biochemical engineering, and metabolic engineering. Application areas include individualized therapeutics, biomimetics, and drug delivery systems.

View the Therapeutics Engineering Curriculum Map.

View the Course Catalog for course offerings and prerequisites.

Students following this track select from:

ABE 446 Biological Nanoengineering (3 hr)
BIOE 306 Biofabrication Lab (3 hr)
BIOE 430 Intro Synthetic Biology (3 hr)
BIOE 460 Gene Editing Lab (3 hr)
BIOE 479 Cancer Nanotechnology (3 hr)
BIOE 487 Stem Cell Bioengineering (3 hr)
BIOE 498 AL Immunoengineering (3 hr)
BIOE 498 HG Soft Robotics (3 hr)
BIOE 498 LEC Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy (3 hr)
BIOE 498 NIE Surgical Technologies (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 472 Techniques in Biomolecular Engineering (3 hr)
ECE 481 Nanotechnology (3 hr)
MSE 403 Synthesis of Materials (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 450 Polymer Science and Engr (3 hr)
MSE 457 Polymer Chemistry (3 hr)
MSE 470 Design and Use of Biomaterials (3 hr)
MSE 473 Biomolecular Materials Science (3 hr)
MSE 474 Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (3 hr)
MSE 480 Surfaces and Colloids (3 hr)
TMGT 461 TMD and TME Technology, Engineering, and Management Final Projects (4 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

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