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Bioengineering, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Pullman, WA, United States
Bioengineers devise innovative solutions to today's most pressing health-care challenges. Through an understanding of the intersection of biology and engineering, our students are uniquely prepared to meet these challenges. The Bioengineering program is offered by Washington State University.
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The Bioengineering program is offered by Washington State University. Bioengineering applies engineering methods and concepts to living systems and utilizes biological methods and concepts to improve engineering practice. It is among the fastest growing disciplines in the nation, with many exciting and diverse career options.

Strengths of the program

  • Graduates from the program have many options for professional practice and advanced study.
  • Learn to work as a team to create new products and technologies.
  • Pursue opportunities to participate in faculty research projects.
  • Gain an edge from caring, knowledgeable faculty who are geared toward student success and are available to advise students.
  • WSU’s program benefits from strong ties to veterinary medicine on the Pullman campus and human medicine in Spokane.
  • Courses are selected from subjects in several engineering and science fields, offering a strong integration in both areas.

Bioengineering is a rigorous engineering degree program that incorporates biological sciences into engineering problem solving and design.

By appropriately choosing electives, bioengineering students can focus their bioengineering education in any of a variety of areas that fit their particular interests, including molecular or cellular bioengineering, biomechanics, bioinstrumentation and device design, transport phenomena, bioengineering analysis, or computational algorithms to improve the lives of individuals.

A major in bioengineering, together with the University's pre-medical or pre-veterinary medicine advising, can serve as ideal preparation for medical or veterinary school.


Careers available to graduates span engineering, biomedical, and other biologically based careers. Employers of graduates include medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, biotechnology product manufacturers, government agencies, research laboratories, universities, and product testing laboratories.

Graduates with strong engineering interests are employed as design engineers, quality engineers, sales engineers, and product development engineers.

Many graduates enter advanced study in biomedical engineering or other engineering disciplines or apply for professional schools in human or animal medicine. With advanced degrees, graduates frequently enter research careers. Moreover, bioengineering provides a successful pathway to careers in medicine.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The priority date for admission applications is January 31. Applications received after are welcomed and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Bioengineering Analysis
  • Mechanics of Biological Materials
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Unified Systems Bioengineering
  • Cellular Bioengineering
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Biomechanics
  • Bioelectric Phenomena and Devices

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Have your high school send your official transcripts to WSU. If you have college credit through Running Start or a similar program, ask the college to send those transcripts to WSU as well.
  • Have your official SAT or ACT scores sent to WSU.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    52186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26093 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25702 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12851 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pullman

  • 904 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The College of Engineering and Architecture offers more than 300 scholarships a year to first- and second-year students. The Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering awards approximately $85,000 annually to students who show leadership and academic promise.  Bioengineering students are encouraged to apply for scholarships offered by the Voiland School.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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