Welcome to the Fischell Department of Bioengineering


Get hands-on engineering experience

Capstone, taken in the fall and spring semester of senior year, is a course in which teams of students – under the guidance of faculty and mentors – utilize what they have learned throughout their undergraduate studies to create their own engineering designs from concept to product.

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Conduct research

In addition to completing core course requirements, our undergraduates have the option to specialize in one of three tracks designed to help them focus their academic interests: Biotechnology and Therapeutics Engineering, Biomechanics and Biomaterials, and Biomedical Instrumentation. Alternatively, students can choose to maintain greater flexibility in Bioengineering Studies, or tailor their electives to fulfill Pre-Health requirements.

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Tap into state-of-the art facilities

Beginning in Fall 2018, students will enjoy top-of-the line equipment and an open design that groups structures, materials, soils, asphalt, and sample preparation areas into "dirty" and "clean" labs thanks to the new Whiting-Turner Infrastructure Engineering Laboratories. 

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Participate in highly-engaged student organizations

A broad range of student competition teams and research and volunteer organizations empower BIOE undergraduates to apply classroom knowledge and hone the skills needed to be successful in the years after graduation. 

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Work at the heart of Maryland's biotech corridor

We take advantage of our location near the world's most expansive health care research enterprises and federal regulatory agencies. The department has established relationships with centers such as the Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Food and Drug Adminsitration, Children's National Medical Center, and more.