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This page contains information for prospective undergraduate students. Prospective graduate students may apply to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs in Bioengineering.
Our undergraduate programs in bioengineering provide students with the engineering skills and knowledge they need to succeed in advanced studies and careers in biomedical, biotechnology, and bioprocessing fields. You'll take courses and labs in bioengineering topics such as BIOE 457: Bioreactors, BIOE 459: Cell Engineering, and BIOE 462: Bioseparations. All students complete coursework in drug and medical device regulation as well as a capstone design experience.
In addition to the engineering curriculum, our program provides a solid background in biology (anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology), chemistry, physics and math.
Bioengineering graduates are prepared to contribute to the rapidly growing bioscience-based industries, and are able to formulate and solve problems relevant to the design of devices and systems to improve human health.
Alumni of the bioengineering program will be work-ready engineers, problem solvers, responsible professionals, and interdisciplinary collaborators. Specifically, within a few years after graduation, they will have:
The graduates of the bioengineering undergraduate program must demonstrate that they have:
Major requirements, a sample plan, and a full list of course offerings for the Bioengineering undergraduate major are published in the university's Course Catalog, updated annually.
Among the many unique opportunities open to Oregon State bioengineering students is the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP). The program offers students a high quality, paid industrial experience and related academic activities while pursuing a degree at Oregon State. We also encourage students to seek registration as a professional engineer. This process begins by successfully passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE exam), which is normally held in April and late October.
More information about the program can be found on the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Advising Page. You may also review the Schedule of Classes and the Academic Regulations found in the Oregon State University Catalog. It is intended to aid students in planning and completing programs leading to a degree. The guide provides information regarding the undergraduate curriculum, professional practice, advising, admissions policies.