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About

In response to rapidly increasing student interest, expanding bioengineering research opportunities and exponential industry growth, the Department of Bioengineering was founded in 2014. By building on competencies established in graduate bioengineering education within our Chemical Engineering department, and expanding into more comprehensive multidisciplinary areas of bioengineering, the Department in 2021 reached student enrollment of 871 including over 650 undergraduate students.

The Department provides:

  • BS, MS, and PhD degree programs in Bioengineering
  • Real-world experiential learning for students with hands-on interdisciplinary research and cooperative education opportunities
  • World-class research programs to address compelling health and sustainability challenges

Quick Facts

73

Tenured/tenure track and affiliated faculty (2021)

674

Undergraduate students (fall 2021)

197

Graduate students (fall 2021)


Intrinsically interdisciplinary, the Department engages faculty from across the college and university, developing programs in:

  • Biocomputing & Information Processing (bioimaging, bioinformatics, simulation)
  • Systems & Synthetic Biology (biomotor control, cell and tissue engineering, environmental biology, mechanobiology, metabolic engineering)
  • Biodevices (biomaterials, bioMEMs, legal and regulatory issues, nanomaterials)

Northeastern’s ideal location in close proximity to Boston-area medical campuses and the extensive Boston biotech industry is a strong driver in both research collaborations and the student experience.

This is a very exciting time in the College of Engineering, as significant investments have led to the recruiting of world-class facultyenhancement of our state-of-the-art research facilities, and the building of a community of accomplished students.