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Bioengineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
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Biology is the study of living organisms. Engineers design and create machines or systems to solve problems. Combine the two, and you get bioengineering.

Bioengineers apply engineering techniques to improve the human condition and solve problems in biology, medicine, health care and other fields.

Examples of bioengineering projects include:

  • Artificial hips, knees and joints
  • Ultrasound, MRI and medical imaging techniques
  • Harnessing organisms for chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing

Bioengineering Bachelor's Degree Highlights

Unparalleled co-op program. UToledo is one of just eight programs in the U.S. to require a co-op experience for all engineering students. Bioengineering students complete three semesters of paid work:

  • In the biomedical device industry (developing biomedical devices and innovative health-care solutions)
  • At major medical centers, such as Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh (conducting cutting-edge biomedical research)

UToledo’s program makes you more marketable. Our accredited program has a broad focus unique to bioengineering programs. We require undergrads to have proficiency in the three focus areas of bioengineering: biomechanical, bioelectrical and biochemical.

A smart pre-med major. Bioengineering majors are accepted into medical school at higher rates than students with physical sciences degrees due to their technical expertise and problem-solving skills. UToledo’s bioengineering undergraduates acquire:
  • Research skills valued by the best medical schools
  • A technically-rigorous education that prepares them for advances in medical technologies
  • All pre-medicine course work requirements integrated into the bioengineering program of study
Bioengineering offers a variety of pre-med pathways.
  • Pre-med concentration. Pre-med requirements are integrated seamlessly into the bioengineering plan of study.
  • Accelerated program. Finish the bioengineering pre-med curriculum in four years instead of five.

Joint Bacc2MD Pathwayprogram with The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. Accepted students who fulfill program requirements are guaranteed an early-admission medical school interview, no MCAT required.

Specialize. UToledo bioengineering majors tailor their course work in specialized areas such as biomechanics, biochemical engineering, manufacturing and quality control, medical imaging, and tissue engineering. We offer state-of-the-art laboratories and classes.

Career Opportunities

The number of jobs in the bioengineering field has exploded. Employers love UToledo bioengineering graduates for their breadth of knowledge and hands-on co-op and laboratory experience.

Bioengineering is one of the most female-friendly engineering careers — more than 40% of bioengineers are women.

More than 60% of UToledo graduates find work in the biomedical industry. They work for such employers as:

  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Medical research institutions

The remainder of our graduates enter medical school or graduate school in engineering, business, law and other fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    150 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • Single Variable Calculus
  • Engineering Physics
  • Computer Applications
  • Thermodynamics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • High School Transcripts
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 22 ACT/1100 SAT
  • 22 ACT/550 SAT mathematics subscore
  • 4 years of high school math (fourth-year emphasis on trigonometry or pre-calculus) and high school chemistry; high school physics is strongly recommended
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9097 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    18194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9097 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    8834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4417 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Toledo

  • 893 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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