The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degree program at the University of Maryland is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The 132-credit degree program is designed to give graduates the breadth and depth of knowledge they need to work in the field of bioengineering and to continue learning throughout their careers. 


The Bioengineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


  1. Produce graduates with the educational depth, technical skills, and practical experiences to be competitive for placement in bioengineering careers or post-graduate educational pursuits;
  2. Produce graduates with an awareness of their field and an understanding of how they can address the biomedical and biotechnological challenges facing society in both the near and long term;
  3. Produce graduates with a foundation in professional ethics who will actively seek to positively impact their profession, community, and society.

The Department of Biongineering is using the following ABET learning outcomes: 

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

(e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) An ability to communicate effectively

(h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) A knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

In addition, the Department of Bioengineering is using the following outcomes: 

  1. Applying principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, chemistry, calculus-based physics, mathematics (through differential equations), and statistics
  2. Solving bio/biomedical engineering problems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems
  3. Analyzing, modeling, designing and realizing bio/biomedical engineering devices, systems, components, or processes
  4. Making measurements on and interpreting data from living systems


The current overall undergraduate enrollment in Biongineering is 491 students distributed over all four years of study (as of Fall 2018), making up 11% of the Clark School of Engineering undergraduate student body. 

In the 2017-2018 academic year, the Bioengineering program awarded 113 Bachelor of Science degrees. 

In the 2016-2017 academic year, 70% of Bioengineering students were in UMD Honors College or College Park Scholars Living-Learning Communities. In the same year, 51% of the bioengineering student body were female and 11% were underrepresented minorities.