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Bioengineering, BSE

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Dearborn Heights, MI, United States
The Department of Mechanical Engineering, in collaboration with the other departments in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Natural Sciences, offers the Bioengineering program of University of Michigan-Dearborn.
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Bioengineering is an expanding branch of engineering that primarily deals with problems of medicine, healthcare, and, in general, quality of human life. It is a multidisciplinary field that combines scientific principles of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics with the best engineering techniques developed in traditional areas (for example, mechanical, electrical, chemical, and computer engineering) and new breakthrough methods developed in recent years. 

Bioengineering is a rapidly growing profession with expanding career opportunities and activities covering a wide spectrum. Bioengineers design and build medical instruments, artificial organs, prosthetic limbs, therapeutic devices, and medical imaging equipment. They help doctors to design new medical procedures and assist pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in developing new, more efficient technologies. Finally, they find solutions for medical problems of consumer technology in the areas of safety, ergonomics, and comfort. 

The Bioengineering program of University of Michigan-Dearborn provides a strong foundation in all of the basic ingredients of engineering: the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, a comprehensive socio-economic-cultural background, the behavioral sciences, and, finally, the basic engineering sciences that begin the development of problem-solving skills.

Employment and Educational Opportunities

Bioengineers pursue careers at laboratories, bioengineering companies, hospitals, and high-tech start-ups conducting research and development in the study and treatment of disease, as well as design, testing, manufacturing, and sales of medical devices and systems. The starting salaries recently reported for new graduates with a degree in bioengineering average in the $64,000 to $66,000 range nationally. Bioengineering is also a good undergraduate field of study for students preparing for medical school. Bioengineering students in our program have found employment at numerous major corporations and attended graduate and medical school at top-tier educational institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Computer Graphics
  • Calculus
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submitted online application
  • Official high school academic documents
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5928 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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