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Bioengineering (B.S.)

The Bioengineering program at Endicott College is an interdisciplinary curriculum encompassing biotechnology, chemistry, physics mathematics, and computer science. The program also allows students to select a concentration in Cell and Tissue Engineering/Molecular Biology, or minor in Business or Computer Science.

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The Bioengineering major is designed to prepare students to solve challenging problems in the medical and life sciences across a broad spectrum of sub-disciplines.  The degree will prepare students to succeed in graduate programs for engineering or health professions (e.g. medical school, dental school, veterinary school).  All Bioengineering students will complete foundational coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, and advanced mathematics.  This basic knowledge will be applied in upper-division engineering courses that stress team-based engineering design proposals and analysis.  Students of Endicott’s Bioengineering program will benefit from a well-rounded liberal arts education and will be able to connect their work to disciplines outside of engineering.  At its heart, Bioengineering is highly interdisciplinary, and this would be fostered both by Endicott’s focus on a broad-based liberal arts education, as well as the absence of limiting boundaries between departments. The Bioengineering program will culminate with a design project in the senior year that builds upon ongoing faculty research, a project from the student’s internship site, or other industrial needs.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 132-135

Freshman - Credits: 37

 

BEN 100 - Introduction to Engineering (Cr: 3)
BIO 102/102L - Principles of Biology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
Satisfies Science and Technology General Education Requirement
BIO 202/202L - Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 105/105L - General Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 106/106L - General Chemistry II and Lab (Cr: 4)
CSC 160/160L - Introduction to Programming and Lab (Cr: 4)
ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
MTH 135 - Calculus I (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement
MTH 136 - Calculus II (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 34

  • Aesthetic Awareness General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
BEN 210 - Biomaterials (Cr: 3)
BEN 340 - Engineering Physiology (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
MTH 237 - Calculus III (Cr: 3)
MTH 330 - Ordinary Differential Equations (Cr: 3)
PHY 201/201L - Physics with Calculus I and Lab (Cr: 4)
PHY 202/202L - Physics with Calculus II and Lab (Cr: 4)

Junior - Credits: 31-33

  • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Bioengineering Electives  (Cr: 6-8)
BEN 305 - Introduction to Circuits and Electronics (Cr: 3)
BEN 320 - Biomedical Instrumentation (Cr: 3)
BEN 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)
BEN 430 - Transport Phenomena (Cr: 3)
MTH 350 - Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis I (Cr: 3)
MTH 450 - Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis II (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30-31

  • Bioengineering Elective  (Cr: 3-4)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
BEN 401 - Tissue Engineering (Cr: 3)
BEN 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
BEN 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
BEN 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)
BIO 340 - Bioinformatics (Cr: 3)

Bioengineering Electives

Students must choose three courses from the following list:

BEN 420 - Biomechanics (Cr: 3)
BIO 201/201L - Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 292/292L - Microbiology and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 311/311L - Genes and Genomes and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 326/326L - Immunology and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 350 - Human Embryology and Developmental Biology (Cr: 3)
CHE 207/207L - Organic Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 208/208L - Organic Chemistry II and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 209/209L - Biochemistry and Lab (Cr: 4)
CSC 265 - Discrete Structures (Cr: 3)
CSC 280 - Computer Architecture (Cr: 3)
CSC 285 - Introduction to Applied Robotics (Cr: 3)
CSC 385 - Sensor Networks and Physical Computing (Cr: 3)
MTH 225 - Probability (Cr: 3)
MTH 238 - Linear Algebra (Cr: 3)
MTH 316 - Statistics (Cr: 3)
MTH 431 - Partial Differential Equations (Cr: 3)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the bioengineering program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the bioengineering discipline.
  • Problem solve creatively utilizing relevant math, science, and engineering concepts and principles.
  • Interact effectively on multidisciplinary teams. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, the broader contexts and contemporary issues of engineering design, and a commitment to life-long learning in the discipline.

Careers

There is a growing demand for bioengineers in local industry.  With a strong background in life sciences, physics and applied mathematics, students will be prepared for jobs in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, human diagnostics, bioinformatics, technology, health care, and manufacturing industries.  Bioengineers that choose a minor in business may also choose to focus on business careers in existing life science companies, start new companies or business areas in which a technical background is needed, such as consulting or intellectual property.

Download the Bioengineering Career Sheet for more options and information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bioengineering program, students will:

Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline. 
Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the bioengineering discipline. 
Problem solve creatively utilizing relevant math, science, and engineering concepts and principles.
Interact effectively on multidisciplinary teams.  
Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, the broader contexts and contemporary issues of engineering design, and a commitment to life-long learning in the discipline.

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