Dr. Leonard Uitenham, Chairperson

Bioengineering is the application of engineering principles and techniques to the medical field. This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine. It combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to improve healthcare diagnosis and treatment. Bioengineering has only recently emerged as its own discipline, compared to many other engineering fields; such an evolution is common as a new field transitions from being an interdisciplinary specialization among already-established fields, to being considered a field in itself. Much of the work in bioengineering consists of research and development, spanning a broad array of subfields. Prominent bioengineering applications include the development of biocompatible prostheses, various diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices ranging from clinical equipment to micro-implants, common imaging equipment such as MRIs and EEGs, biotechnologies such as regenerative tissue growth, and pharmaceutical drugs and biopharmaceuticals.


The mission of the BSBMEN program at North Carolina A&T State University is to provide students with a learning experience in bio engineering that will instill in them a lifelong sense of learning, social responsibility, and commitment to improving the quality of life for all people. The Department seeks to provide an atmosphere of dedicated service to the student by providing instruction, counseling, program planning, career guidance, and any other supportive student services to facilitate their growth and success in the academic and professional communities.


The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering program is a four-year engineering program open to new college entrants and transfer students. The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science Program in Bioengineering are to produce Bioengineers who:

  • Perform effectively the high growth biomedical and related industry

  • Function in interdisciplinary, culturally and/or globally diverse teams.

  • Contribute to their communities, the profession of Bioengineering, and the University and its constituents.

  • Engage in proactive, continuous, and life long learning including the pursuit of graduate studies.


The Bioengineering major must complete 127 credit hours following the approved departmental curriculum. Majors must also satisfy all University and College of Engineering requirements.


The curriculum requirements is structured to comply with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and ABET accreditation will be sought. However, the program does allow sufficient flexibility through engineering and non-engineering electives.


A degree in this field prepares a student for careers in engineering design, management, research, consulting, sales, teaching, and product development, governmental agencies (federal and state), industries and foreign services.The bioengineering curriculum is designed to give students the knowledge and scientific tools needed to prepare them for a career in industry or to go on to graduate school. It is also intended to be flexible enough to accommodate a broad range of educational and professional interests, from Medical School to start-up companies.

Undergraduate Handbook

A complete copy of the undergraduate handbook can be viewed at this link, BMEN HANDBOOK.