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Bioengineering Program

  • Program Overview

    Where engineering and biology intersect, exciting discoveries in the medical and life sciences are taking place.

    At its heart, the bioengineering program is highly interdisciplinary, encompassing foundational coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science. As a bioengineering major at Endicott, you will apply this knowledge in upper division engineering courses focused on team-based design and analysis. With your well-rounded liberal arts education here, you will be able to relate subject matter in your major to other disciplines, and you will develop important skills in communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.

    The bioengineering program prepares you for a wide variety of careers involved in advancing health and medicine, as well as graduate programs in engineering or health professions such as medical, dental, or veterinary school. The program has been designed with ABET accreditation in mind and is anticipated within the next few years.

    Program Highlights

    • Outstanding job opportunities - students are equipped to solve challenging problems in the medical and life sciences across a broad spectrum of sub-disciplines.
    • Application and design experience from day one - starting the first semester of freshman year and culminating in senior design, students build and design projects in teams to apply their basic knowledge of science and mathematics.
    • Strong bioengineering foundation - courses in Bioinformatics, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Engineering Physiology, Transport Phenomena, and others provides broad bioengineering foundation
    • Ginger Judge Science Center - teaching/research labs, computer labs, and specialized facilities that include a tissue culture room, fluorescent microscopes, high content imaging system, chemical instrumentation, industrial-strength mechanical strength testers, makerspace with 3D printers, 3D scanners, microcontrollers, iRobot Creates, and NAO humanoid robots.
    • Opportunity to specialize in other areas - greatly increased list of elective courses for major allows for further focus in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics.
    • Incubator space - room for startup companies (including student and faculty initiatives) which provides internship opportunities.
    • Amazing guest lecturers - Dr. Robert Langer (David H. Koch Institute Professor, MIT), Dr. David Mooney (Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering, Harvard), Sir Richard Roberts (New England BioLabs and 1993 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine), Dr. Joyce Wong (Professor, Boston University).


    Bioengineering Program Annual Enrollment & Graduation Data

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 136-138

    First Year - Credits: 37

    • BEN 210 - Biomaterials (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 102/102L - Principles of Biology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
      Satisfies Science and Technology General Education Requirement
    • CHE 105/105L - General Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • CHE 106/106L - General Chemistry II and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • EGR 100 - Introduction to Engineering (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 200 - Engineering Computer Applications (Cr: 3)
    • 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 134 - Calculus I (Cr: 4)
      Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement
    • MTH 137 - Calculus II (Cr: 4)

    Sophomore - Credits: 35-36

    • Aesthetic Awareness General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Individual & Society General Education Requirement (Cr. 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Bioengineering Elective  (Cr: 3-4)
    • BIO 202/202L - Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • 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: 33-35

    • World Cultures (Cr. 3)
    • General Education Elective  (Cr: 6)
    • Bioengineering Electives  (Cr: 6-8)
    • BEN 340 - Engineering Physiology (Cr: 3)
    • BEN 345 - Bioinformatics (Cr: 3)
    • BEN 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)
    • EGR 305/305L - Introduction to Circuits and Electronics Lab (Cr: 4)
    • EGR 320/320L - Instrumentation and Data Acquisition and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • MTH 138 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics in R (Cr: 3)

    Senior - Credits: 31

    • Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • BEN 401/401L - Tissue Engineering (Cr: 4)
    • BEN 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • BEN 489 - Senior Research (Cr: 3)
    • BEN 491 - Senior Capstone (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 430 - Transport Phenomena (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 450 - Mathematical Modeling for Engineers (Cr: 3)

    Bioengineering Electives

    Students select two courses from the following:

    • BEN 420 - Biomechanics (Cr: 3)
    • CSC 160/160L - Introduction to Programming 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)
    • CSC 440 - Data Mining and Visualization (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 201 - Statics (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 202 - Dynamics (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 310/310L - Strength of Materials and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • EGR 315 - Introduction to Systems Engineering (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 330 - Thermodynamics (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 340 - Fluid Mechanics (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 360 - Environmental Engineering (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 370 - Engineering Robotics (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 470 - Feedback and Control (Cr: 3)

    Program Educational Objectives

    After graduation, bioengineering graduates should demonstrate the following abilities:

    • Lifelong Learning - to pursue professional and personal development by obtaining professional licensure, certifications, post-graduate study or other means as appropriate to meet and adapt to emerging and evolving societal challenges.
    • Innovation - to have a successful career as an engineer or other professional and welcome cross-discipline innovation, entrepreneurship and a willingness to take intellectual risks.
    • Professional, Inclusive and Broad Minded - to contribute to the field of engineering or a related field as a professional by mentoring and other forms of service, celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual and applying the principles of liberal arts and engineering to support community.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the bioengineering program, students will demonstrate:

    • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
    • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
    • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
    • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
    • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
    • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
    • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step. Take a look at what our graduates have been up to lately.


    Recent Internships

    • AAV Gene Therapeutics
    • Atlantic Lab Equipment
    • Avitide
    • Baystate Medical Center/Baystate Health Systems
    • Carrell Clinic
    • City of Gloucester, Shellfish Department
    • Combat Capabilities Development
    • Command Soldier Center
    • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
    • Dignity Health
    • Endodontics Associates Dental Group
    • Genomic Expression
    • Glycologix
    • Hanger Clinic
    • Harrison Medical Center
    • Iviva Medical
    • Leveraged Development
    • Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry
    • Medtronic
    • Mighty Well
    • Ocean Alliance
    • TripleSharp Venture Engineering
    • Ultia-Imaging Solutions
    • Veritas Genetics

    Alumni Employment

    • Abiomed
    • Beeken Biomedical
    • DePuy Synthes
    • Glycologix
    • Golden Gate Surgical
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Medtronic
    • Moderna
    • Nanostring
    • New Paradigm Biosciences
    • Nuvectra Medical
    • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Graduate School Acceptances

    • University of Michigan Ph.D. Program