Dr. Leonard Uitenham, Program Director

336-285-3668, Email: u10ham@ncat.edu

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 Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering program at North Carolina A&T State University is to prepare our students for the broad practice of bioengineering and for graduate education in bioengineering and the related fields of graduate study as well as professional schools.


Within a few years after graduating from the Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering Program, the graduates are expected to have:

  • Performed effectively in bioengineering related positions in industry or in graduate/professional schools.

  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills in using interdisciplinary approaches for solving problems.

  • Become active in their communities and in professional societies.

  • Enhanced their professional credentials through life-long learning.


a.       An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;

b.       An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;

c.       An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;

d.     An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;

e.     An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;

f.      An understanding of professional and ethical  responsibility;

g.     An ability to communicate effectively;

h.     The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;

i.        A recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning;

j.      A knowledge of contemporary issues;

k.     An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


The Bioengineering major must complete 125 credit hours following the approved departmental curriculum. Majors must also satisfy all University and College of Engineering requirements.


The undergraduate program in Bioengineering, leading to the Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degree, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


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.


A copy of the undergraduate handbook for students who entered in fall of the indicated year can be viewed at these links; BMEN HANDBOOK 2010, BMEN HANDBOOK 2011-2012, BMEN HANDBOOK 2013, BMEN HANDBOOK 2014, BMEN HANDBOOK 2015BMEN HANDBOOK 2016, BMEN HANDBOOK 2017, BMEN HANDBOOK 2018.