New program in bioengineering

New program in bioengineering
Hands-on work: par for the course in bioengineering Photo: Charles Barry

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Bioengineering has the potential to drastically improve the lives of millions in the years ahead. And thanks to a new program jointly developed by the School of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences, Santa Clara undergrads now have a program specifically designed to prepare them for work in a field that has become the fastest-growing segment of engineering today.

At SCU, Electrical Engineering Chair Samiha Mourad led a task force composed of faculty from both schools to establish the new program, which is designed to prepare students for careers in the medical-device and biotechnology industries, biomedical research, graduate studies in bioengineering, or entry into medical school. The curriculum integrates engineering analysis and design with the necessary background in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

Professor Timothy Hight, program advisor and mechanical engineering chair, cites SCU’s Silicon Valley location as an ideal spot to study bioengineering, given that the region is home to some of the most innovative biotechnology and medical device companies in the world. “The opportunity for internships and hands-on industrial and technical experience here is remarkable,” he notes.

Find out more about the program. —HW

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