Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Bioengineering

The Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Bioengineering has the following principal objectives, each of which supports an aspect of the Institute’s mission:

  1. Creates students that are able to integrate biological & engineering concepts and skills in solving problems.
  2. Creates students whose knowledge of general scientific methodology & specific methods within the field of their expertise.
  3. Creates students that have the ability to both design & execute an independent research plan and critically evaluate research results.

The mission, vision and goals of the BioE program are:

Mission
Educate students and advance research that integrates engineering principles with the life sciences to improve health, the environment and engineering applications.

Vision
Be a global leader in interdisciplinary graduate education and in the creationdevelopment, and transfer of new knowledge & technologies that improve health, understanding of life sciences, and the environment.

BioE Program Goals
Instill the desire to pursue life-long learning. Educate students to integrate engineering and life sciences to generate novel perspectives, concepts, and technologies. Conduct fundamental, applied and translational research that integrates engineering and life sciences to create new knowledge and technologies with high societal and economic impact. Produce graduates who rise to leadership positions in academia, industry, and government.

Curriculum for PhD with a major in Bioengineering

The PhD requires a total of 33 credit hours of coursework and 12 hours of thesis.

Engineering Fundamentals & Biological Sciences18
Engineering Math3
Technical Electives12
Thesis Hours12
Total Credit Hours45