Requirements and Sample Curriculum for B.S. in Bioengineering 2013
Pacific is one of the first schools in the country to offer the Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. This innovative curriculum merges biological science course work into an electrical, computer or mechanical engineering-based curriculum. Exciting opportunities await engineers who have knowledge of the biological sciences including organic chemistry and molecular biology. Options upon graduation are wide-ranging and include careers in: bioengineering industry, medical school, dental school, pharmacy school and graduate school.
- Careers in Bioengineering Bioengineering is a very challenging career choice, but the rewards are potentially very great. The world of biotechnology has expanded immensely over the past decade, and it continues to grow at a rapid pace, creating many new opportunities for engineers who have knowledge of the biological sciences including anatomy, organic chemistry, and genetics. Many challenging opportunities also exist in areas such as tissue engineering, gene therapy, medical imaging and informatics, to name a few. Clearly, as a bioengineer you can have an immediate impact upon the quality of life.
If you have strong interests in "enhancing the quality of people's lives," this challenging degree program might prove to be the most fulfilling and empowering route for you.
Students will select a career path which focuses a plan of study to meet their specific interests and career goals.
There are three suggested "career paths." These include the bioelectrical, biomechanical and biomedical career paths.
This career path includes the application of electronics and measurement techniques used to develop devices for diagnosing and treating disease.
This career path includes applied mechanics (statics, dynamics, fluids and solids) to biological or medical problems. It emphasizes the study of motion, material deformation and flow within the body and in devices.
This career path includes both living tissue and artificial materials for implantation. Understanding the properties and behavior of living materials is essential.