The UC Berkeley Department of Bioengineering was founded in 1998 and has expanded rapidly to address emerging opportunities at the intersection of engineering, biology, and medicine. The Bioengineering graduate and undergraduate programs are continually ranked in the top 10 according to US News & World Report.
MEng in Bioengineering
The MEng program in Bioengineering builds on the strengths of the department with a strong emphasis on engineering and entrepreneurship and is designed for students planning to move directly into industry after completing the program. Students get training across a variety of areas including biomaterials, cell mechanics, bioMEMS, drug delivery, synthetic biology, neural engineering, medical imaging, etc. Capstone projects also reflect these areas of research and apply them to industrial problems. Graduates of this program will have the combination of technical and economic understanding to quickly assume leadership roles in their engineering. The MEng technical concentrations in this department are:
- General Bioengineering
- Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
- Biomaterials and Biomedical Devices
- Biomedical Engineering Design
- Biomedical Imaging
- Synthetic Biology
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