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: 

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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.