Northeastern University’s Bioengineering Program provides a broad-based, interdisciplinary engineering curriculum that offers a rigorous yet flexible education. The goal of the curriculum for the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Bioengineering is to provide students with a broad understanding of the quantitative analysis of biological systems and a deep expertise in an area of engineering of their choice.
Students begin their education by acquiring a common base of knowledge in engineering that includes fundamental science and mathematics; instrumentation, measurement and imaging skills; quantitative physiology; and biomechanics. In the more advanced courses, students learn to design and analyze biomolecular systems from the viewpoint of multiple disciplines, to understand the dynamical behavior of natural and synthetic bioelectrical networks, and the processing and separation of biological materials.
After completing the Bioengineering Core, students choose one of three bioengineering concentrations to focus on: Cell and Tissue Engineering, Biomechanics, or Biomedical Devices and Bioimaging. General electives are available to complement their engineering knowledge with valuable courses in the arts, languages, social sciences, public health, business, broader engineering and computer science disciplines, and related fields.
The Bioengineering curriculum culminates in a two semester-long capstone design project in the senior year. In this project, students are asked to apply their knowledge and experience to a real-world design problem and develop feasible solutions.
The Accelerated Master’s Degree PlusOne program allows current undergraduate students to accelerate the attainment of the master’s degree by applying graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current students apply to enroll in the PlusOne program. Students attain their bachelor’s degree followed by a PlusOne year to complete the master’s degree.
Students currently earning a BS in Bioengineering can select from the below MS degree PlusOne pathways.
Students accepted to the Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering program have four concentrations from which to choose.
View description of the Cell and Tissue Engineering Concentration.
View Cell and Tissue Engineering Curriculum Requirements
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