Department of Bioengineering

Offering bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees and a minor in biomedical engineering
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What Do Biomedical Engineers Do?

Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to create human tissue and artificial organs, develop tools to fight cancer and other diseases, and build tools to gain better images of tumors and internal organs.

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Some Department Highlights

About Bioengineering Academic Programs

We offer a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in either Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering or Medical Imaging.  The goal of the program is to prepare students for bioengineering careers requiring skills in research, development, and teaching in a variety of settings in industry, hospitals, research facilities of educational and medical institutions and government regulatory agencies.

The graduate program includes coursework and research in medical imaging, biosensors, biomedical signal processing, biomedical instrumentation, rehabilitation, orthopedics, biomechanics, biomaterials and tissue engineering, cell and molecular engineering and neurosciences.

Combined Degree Plan: B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering

This five-year curriculum prepares students for careers in the fast-growing Biotechnology and Bioengineering industries. The curriculum also prepares students for medical school and advanced study. Students are required to take courses from engineering, life sciences and liberal arts, culminating in a five-year Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering, including a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. The curriculum is offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the College of Science.

Fast Track Programs for a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering

The Fast Track program enables outstanding undergraduate Physics or Biochemistry students to receive dual undergraduate and graduate course credit leading to receiving both a Bachelor of Science Degree in either Physics or Biochemistry and a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering.

See the departmental advisors for additional information on these programs.

Graduate Pre-Application

The preliminary application gives the Department of Bioengineering a rough and unofficial idea of your credentials, background, test scores, degrees, universities attended, GPAs, and the courses you have taken. It also helps us decide whether we should encourage you to formally apply. Its benefit to you is we can see whether you are a competitive candidate, and you can save money on the application fee if and until we ask you to formally apply. There is no fee for the preliminary application.

The preliminary application cannot be used as your official application to the University of Texas at Arlington. You must formally apply with the Graduate School by the admissions deadline and pay an application fee to be formally considered.

Complete the Pre-application

Research Areas

  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Computational Bioengineering
  • Medical Imaging
  • Nanomedicine / Nanotechnology
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Dr. Michael Cho
Professor and Chair

Dr. Cheng-Jen Chuong
Professor and Associate Chair

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