Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering
Gain a thorough understanding of the full breadth of bioengineering by earning a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering in the College of Engineering at Temple University. The 128-credit bachelor’s program emphasizes scientific theories and engineering principles used to close the gap between engineering and medicine. Students gain an understanding of the breadth of bioengineering through incorporating the study of human physiology, diseases and injuries in order to invent engineering solutions.
Bioengineering vs. Biomedical Engineering
Bioengineering is a vast field of which biomedical engineering is a significant subset. Bioengineering covers an array of solutions to medical and nonmedical biological problems.
Biomedical engineering applies engineering methods to design solutions solely for human medical problems, including
- designing surgical mesh, synthetic skin and other biomaterials;
- engineering high-tech prosthetics or medical devices;
- inventing improved diagnostic methods or instruments;
- repairing damaged tissues by engineering new tissue; and more.
Faculty in the Bioengineering Department at Temple teach biomedical engineering and also conduct research in that discipline.
The Bioengineering Department offers an intimate, supportive community in which the faculty are approachable and you are welcome to ask questions, explore your interests and have your ideas taken seriously. Learn more about the Department of Bioengineering.
In the Bioengineering curriculum, incoming students will first and foremost be trained as solid Temple engineers, focusing on applying engineering science, design and analysis to real-life problems specifically in the areas of biology and medicine. Hands-on engineering experience is gained through intense laboratory coursework.
Bioengineering study leads to careers in several fields. Students may select from one of three areas of study.