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What is Bioengineering?

The purpose of the Bioengineering program is to produce graduates who will fill positions in research and development in the field of biomedical engineering or pursue further higher studies. According to the National Institutes of Health, "Biomedical engineering (bioengineering) integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences and engineering principles to study biology, medicine, behavior, and health. It advances fundamental concepts; creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems level; and develops innovative biologics, materials, processes, implants, devices, and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation, and for improving health."

Fields of specialization for Texas Tech graduates can include bioinstrumentation, bioinformatics, biomaterials, biomechanics, biochemistry, biomedical imaging, and occupational bio-ergonomics. Graduates may expect to seek employment on the research staffs of pharmaceuticals, medical device and consumer product companies, engineering schools, medical schools, hospitals, and government agencies.

Why Study at Texas Tech?

The Whitacre College of Engineering offers an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Bioengineering. The program is designed for highly-multidisciplinary graduate education and research. Because of the highly interdisciplinary nature of the field, our approach will provide all students with an opportunity to take courses in four or five departments, including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mathematics and Statistics. This approach fosters a significant and in-depth exposure of students to various engineering fields with a concentration on bioengineering applications.

As a result, each student is able to select courses from a variety of departments that concentrate on topics that are central to his or her area of interest.

Degree Programs

Currently, The Master of Science in Bioengineering program at the Edward E. Whitacre College of Engineering has two degree programs:

Bioengineering also has an Accelerated BS/MS Program in which undergraduate students apply during their third year.

Research Areas

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  • Program Director: Ranadip Pal 
  • Graduate Academic Advisor: Jerry Trevino 

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The Edward E. Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University has two degree programs available.

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