Undergraduate BIOE@Illinois

The aim of the educational objectives of the ABET-accredited Bioengineering undergraduate program is to graduate students who:

  • Enter into industry jobs in prominent companies as engineers who work in the areas of: medical device design, manufacturing, quality control, marketing and so much more, as they work toward the advancement of medicine
  • Pursue graduate studies in bioengineering-related fields such as: imaging and sensing, therapeutics, biomechanics, cell and tissue engineering, and computational and systems biology
  • Broaden their education by attending professional school in areas of medicine, law, and business
  • Maintain professional development through societal memberships and industry workshops

Student Outcomes

Biomedical engineering graduates will have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function in multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Mission Statement

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


Category Fall 2017 Fall 2016 Fall 2015 Fall 2014
Undergraduate 259 274 249 246
MS/PhD 81 75 69 74
M.Eng. 29 16 12 N/A


Number of Degrees Granted

Category 2017 2016 2015 2014
Undergraduate 53 46 55 45
MS/PhD 18 21 16 16
M.Eng. 13 11 N/A N/A


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