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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 2023 reached student enrollment of nearly 900 including over 600 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

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Full-time faculty (2023)


Undergraduate students (fall 2023)


Graduate students (fall 2023)

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

  • Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
  • Biomedical Devices and Bioimaging
  • Molecular, Cell, and Tissue Engineering
  • Systems, Synthetic, and Computational Bioengineering

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 faculty, enhancement of our state-of-the-art research facilities, and the building of a community of accomplished students.