Biomedical and Biochemical Engineering in
the College of Engineering and Applied Science
Bioengineering integrates the physical, chemical, and life sciences with the
principles of engineering and mathematics for a range of applications
concerning biology, ecology and human health. An engineer's ability to
design and analyze systems provides a solid foundation for studying living
organisms and how they interact with their surroundings -- whether during a
controlled bioprocess, within the human body, in our planet's natural
ecosystems, or under the weightless conditions of space flight.
The CU-Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science has adopted this
rapidly emerging field as one of five initiatives in research and education.
Numerous faculty members at CU are active in bioengineering instruction and
research, and offer many exciting opportunities for both undergraduate and
graduate students to become involved in this multidisciplinary profession.
Although there is currently not a separate department of Bioengineering at
CU, various arrangements are available for augmenting degrees obtained in
the traditional disciplines of Aerospace, Chemical and Biological,
Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil and Environmental Engineering. Students
who want to pursue a career in bioengineering should first choose a home
department for their primary undergraduate or graduate studies, then develop
an academic plan incorporating elective classes that best align with their
individual interests in this broad field.