Student using high-tech bioengineering equipment

Bioengineering, B.S.

Learn to apply engineering techniques to the analysis and integration of biological systems. Work with faculty to design advanced medical devices and participate in cutting-edge research aimed at improving lives.

What You’ll Learn

New York Tech’s bachelor’s degree in bioengineering program provides you with the tools, techniques, and knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits, embedded systems, biomedical instrumentation, biomaterials, and process control systems to become a leader and innovator in the in-demand field of bioengineering. Our B.S.in Bioengineering curriculum offers a balance of engineering and scientific fundamentals combined with hands-on experiences in small class settings—most courses have fewer than 20 students. You’ll learn to:

  • Design, validate, and test equipment and devices, such as wearable and implantable medical devices, artificial organs, replacements for body parts, and machines for diagnosing medical problems.
  • Install, maintain, or provide technical support for biomedical equipment. Collaborate with manufacturing staff on the safety and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
  • Work with scientists and medical experts to research how engineering principles apply to biological systems.
  • Develop statistical models or simulations using statistical or modeling software.
  • Understand and analyze biomedical signals taken from the human body.

With a world-class, student-focused faculty, an inclusive and welcoming culture, and state-of-the-art research and instruction labs, you will have the opportunity to work on funded research projects for the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, among others alongside faculty at New York Tech’s Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC). Many students publish their work in recognized journals as part of the Undergraduate Research and Entrepreneurial Program (UREP).

Our Accelerated M.S. (4+1) program allows you to complete your master’s degree in Bioengineering within one year of finishing your bachelor’s degree.

Career Options

  • Innovative Design and Development
  • Biomedical Scientist/Researcher
  • Medical Technology/Device Developer
  • Equipment Testing and Field Servicing
  • Clinical Patient Evaluation
  • Implantable/Wearable Technologist
  • Biomaterial Researcher
  • Sales of Medical Equipment
  • Hospital Equipment Selection and Support
Bruna Fittipaldi (B.S. ’18)

Pfizer

While at New York Tech, Bruna participated in research building 3-D molecular models of potential drug leads and biomolecular targets that are relevant to intelligent drug design and progress in material science.

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Kyriacos Athens Athanasiou (B.S. ‘84)

Academic Researcher

The goal of improving the human condition, combined with expertise and imagination, has led Kyriacos, now a distinguished professor at the University of California-Irvine, to develop technologies to address many medical issues.

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Olivia Albert (B.S. ’19)

Doctoral Student

Since graduating from New York Tech, Olivia is now pursuing her Ph.D. at Albert Einstein College of Medicine studying genetics, cell biology, and microbiology.

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“Our students learn to apply principles from life sciences, physical sciences, math, and engineering to solve major challenges in the fields of biology, medicine, and biotechnology—with the opportunity to advance both research and practical applications in bioengineering.”

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Engineering and Computing Sciences

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Outstanding outcomes.

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How You’ll Succeed

Employment of bioengineers and biomedical engineers is expected to grow at a steady rate of 6 percent between 2020 and 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which also reports that the median annual wage for bioengineers and biomedical engineers was $92,620 in May 2020.

Our graduates go on to work at global powerhouses like Pfizer, Northwell Health, BD Technologies, Mount Sinai, and Google and at esteemed research institutions. You’ll also be prepared to apply for advanced degree programs and medical school.

You can also enhance your skill set and knowledge even further with our accelerated M.S. options program, which offers you the opportunity to earn both a B.S. in Bioengineering and an M.S. in Bioengineering in just five years. Students accepted into this program can take up to three graduate-level courses in their junior and senior years, which can be applied to their undergraduate degree requirements and master’s program within the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences at no additional cost. This translates to a 50 percent savings over the cost of completing the M.S. degree separately.

We also offer an M.S. in Bioengineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering with a bioengineering track.

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