Bioengineering (Bioe) uses tools from biology, chemistry, physics, and math to solve engineering problems that arise in biological systems related to biomaterials, biomechanics, and prosthetics; cell and tissue engineering; molecular modeling; biomedical imaging and sensing; bioinformatics; nanomedicine; synthetic biology; and drug delivery.

The goal of research and education in Bioe is to advance fundamental understanding of how human biological systems function and to develop effective technology-based solutions to the wide spectrum of societal needs in human development and disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree)     UIUC – $65,375    NACE – $61,628

Sample Careers

  • Medicine
  • Research
  • Forensics
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Consulting
  • Pharmaceuticals

Sample Courses

  • BIOE 201:  Conservation Principles
  • BIOE 205:  Circuits and Systems
  • BIOE 302:  Modeling Human Physiology
  • BIOE 414:  Biomedical Instrumentation
  • BIOE 435 & 436:  Senior Design I and II