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What will I learn?

The University of Toledo offers the longest-standing, accredited bioengineering program at a public university in Ohio.

Biology is the study of living organisms. Engineers design and create machines or systems to solve problems. Combine the two, and you get bioengineering.

Bioengineers apply engineering techniques to improve the human condition and solve problems in biology, medicine, health care and other fields.

Examples of bioengineering projects include:

Artificial hips, knees and joints
Ultrasound, MRI and medical imaging techniques
Harnessing organisms for chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing

Learn more about the Bioengineering Department.

BIOENGINEERING (4 ½-YEAR) BACHELOR'S DEGREE HIGHLIGHTS

Unparalleled co-op program. UToledo is one of just eight programs in the U.S. to require a co-op experience for all engineering students. Bioengineering students complete three semesters of paid work:

In the biomedical device industry (developing biomedical devices and innovative health-care solutions)
At major medical centers, such as Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh (conducting cutting-edge biomedical research)

UToledo’s program makes you more marketable. Our accredited program has a broad focus unique to bioengineering programs. We require undergrads to have proficiency in the three focus areas of bioengineering: biomechanical, bioelectrical and biochemical.
A smart pre-med major. Bioengineering majors are accepted into medical school at higher rates than students with physical sciences degrees due to their technical expertise and problem-solving skills. UToledo’s bioengineering undergraduates acquire:

Research skills valued by the best medical schools
A technically-rigorous education that prepares them for advances in medical technologies
All pre-medicine course work requirements integrated into the bioengineering program of study

Bioengineering offers a variety of pre-med pathways.

Pre-med concentration. Pre-med requirements are integrated seamlessly into the bioengineering plan of study.
Accelerated program. Finish the bioengineering pre-med curriculum in four years instead of five.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The number of jobs in the bioengineering field has exploded. Employers love UToledo bioengineering graduates for their breadth of knowledge and hands-on co-op and laboratory experience.

Bioengineering is one of the most female-friendly engineering careers — more than 40% of bioengineers are women.

More than 60% of UToledo graduates find work in the biomedical industry. They work for such employers as:

Medical device manufacturers
Pharmaceutical companies
Regulatory agencies
Medical research institutions

The remainder of our graduates enter medical school or graduate school in engineering, business, law and other fields.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
US$20,108.00 per year
Tuition and general fees are for 12-18 semester hours

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

Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

University of Toledo

2801 West Bancroft Street,

TOLEDO,

Ohio,

43606, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have never attended a college/university after secondary/high school graduation. Students who have taken post-secondary (college) courses while enrolled in high school are considered first-time freshmen.

For international students

You are a freshman student if you have never attended a college/university after secondary/high school graduation with 3.0 GPA. Students who have taken post-secondary (college) courses while enrolled in high school are considered first-time freshmen.

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL internet-based: 71; TOEFL paper-based: 527; IELTS overall band: 6.0; PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic overall score: 48; Duolingo English Test: 95; iTEP Academic: 3.7. Application deadlines: Fall Semester: July 1 and Spring Semester: Nov. 1.

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

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About University of Toledo

UToledo offers more than 270 programs at undergraduate and graduate levels including business, engineering, arts, medicine, education and law.

  • Based in Toledo, Ohio, on Lake Erie, near Detroit
  • More than 270 academic programs to choose from
  • A 3 Palmes excellent business school (Eduniversal)
  • Funding for 93 percent of international undergraduates

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