What will I learn?

Bioengineers devise innovative solutions to today's most pressing health-care challenges. Through an understanding of the intersection of biology and engineering, our students are uniquely prepared to meet these challenges.

Bioengineering applies engineering methods and concepts to living systems and their interactions with non-living systems. It utilizes biological methods and concepts to improve engineering practice. Bioengineering is among the fastest growing disciplines in the nation, with many exciting and diverse career options.

The bioengineering major at WSU offers a specialization track for pre-medicine students.

Strengths of the program

Learn to work as a team to create new products and technologies. Graduates have many options for professional practice and advanced study.
Pursue opportunities to participate in faculty-led, hands-on research projects.
Gain an edge from caring, knowledgeable faculty who are geared toward student success and are available to advise students.
WSU’s program benefits from strong ties to veterinary medicine on the Pullman campus and human medicine in Spokane.
You can join a math, science, and engineering community residence hall at WSU Pullman—share classes with your neighbors, study together, get free tutoring, and use the hall’s computer lab.
In addition to the core bioengineering courses, students select elective courses from bioengineering as well as other engineering and science fields, offering a strong integration in both areas.

Courses and program information

Bioengineering is a rigorous engineering degree program that incorporates biological sciences into engineering problem solving and design.

By appropriately choosing electives, bioengineering students can focus their bioengineering education in any of a variety of areas that fit their particular interests, including molecular or cellular bioengineering, biomechanics, bioinstrumentation and device design, transport phenomena, bioengineering analysis, or computational algorithms to improve the lives of individuals.

A major in bioengineering, together with the University's pre-medical or pre-veterinary medicine advising, can serve as ideal preparation for medical or veterinary school.

SAMPLE COURSES

A few examples of the bioengineering courses you could take:

Bioengineering Analysis

Mechanics of Biological Materials

Bioinstrumentation

Unified Systems Bioengineering

Cellular Bioengineering

Transport Phenomena

Nanobiotechnology

Biomechanics

Bioelectric Phenomena and Devices

Suggested strengths, interests, and preparation

Bioengineering is a rigorous engineering degree program that incorporates biological sciences into engineering problem-solving and design.

If you have strengths and interests like these, bioengineering could be a good fit for you:

Find life sciences intriguing
Enjoy being innovative
Seek to enhance quality of life for humans, animals, and other living systems
Have a high aptitude in math and natural sciences; enjoy applying math and science to solving problems
Interest in a medical profession but want additional attractive career options
Enjoy working with others to address important issues
Inquisitive-minded and motivated to learn and contribute to societal needs

Careers in bioengineering

Careers available to graduates span engineering, biomedical, and other biologically based careers. Employers of graduates include medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, biotechnology product manufacturers, government agencies, research laboratories, universities, and product testing laboratories.

Which department am I in?

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$26,312.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May, November 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

Washington State University

370 Lighty Student Services Building,

PULLMAN,

Washington,

99164, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission to Washington State University as a freshman, a student needs to complete at least 12 years of school, culminating in an appropriate secondary certificate or external examination. (We may consider the first year or two of university in some countries to be secondary level.); Schooling should include preparation in humanities, mathematics, basic sciences, and social sciences; WSU requires a minimum grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission as an international freshman.

For international students

To be considered for admission to Washington State University as a freshman, a student needs to complete at least 12 years of school, culminating in an appropriate secondary certificate or external examination. (We may consider the first year or two of university in some countries to be secondary level.)

Schooling should include preparation in humanities, mathematics, basic sciences, and social sciences.

WSU requires a minimum grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission as an international freshman.

TOEFL: 80; IELTS: 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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