Preparing for Your Application

The bioengineering department's graduate classes integrate the science of biology with the practice of engineering. You will take advanced coursework in both disciplines during your graduate studies. The multidisciplinary program of study requires broad preparation.

You will be required to have a solid foundation in both biology and engineering. Below is the list of the necessary foundational classes. The admissions committee strongly recommends that students interested in graduate studies in bioengineering complete these classes during their undergraduate years.

Expected to Enter the Bioengineering Graduate Program:

General chemistry (2 years); calculus-based physics (mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermal); math through differential equations and calculus of several variables; linear algebra; statistics; introductory computing

Highly Recommended:

Circuits and systems; signal processing; thermodynamics; mechanics of materials; fluid mechanics; molecular and cellular biology; human systems physiology

Other Recommended Courses:

Organic chemistry (1 and 2); organic chemistry lab; biochemistry; probability theory; genetics; experimental techniques in molecular biology, cells and tissues, and human physiology; laboratory practices

The Master of Engineering in Bioengineering program has different admissions criteria. Learn more information regarding program admissions for the M.Eng. Program.