Bioengineering is an interdisciplinary field that applies engineering principles and quantitative methods to the advancement of knowledge at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels, and to the development of new biologicals, materials, devices, and processes.

Oregon State University and the University of Oregon have partnered to offer joint Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Bioengineering, giving students the opportunity to work with faculty advisors at either campus. These new joint degree programs are expected to begin enrolling students starting in the fall of 2021. Oregon State University also offers a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree in Bioengineering.

These graduate programs provide students with training in bioengineering, including broad exposure to the discipline through coursework and seminars, as well as a focused research experience. The programs will provide students with resources and faculty expertise to conduct advanced studies in the core areas of biomaterials, biomedical devices and instrumentation, human performance engineering, medical imaging, and systems and computational biology.

Health and Biotechnology

Joe Baio, assistant professor of bioengineering, studies the microstructures of snake scales. Learn how his team aims to create biocompatible, anti-fouling, friction-free surfaces for medical implants.

Anthony Le

Charting his own course in bioengineering

Bioengineering graduate student Anthony Le: "It’s truly an interdisciplinary program, so there is a lot of freedom to create your own path.”

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Oregon State to host inaugural bioengineering symposium 

The goal of the meeting is to promote collaboration and exchange of ideas between students, researchers and practitioners in Oregon and the surrounding region.

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Amy K. Thomson
Graduate Program Coordinator
School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering

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