At KU, Bioengineering is an academically challenging program. Students are encouraged to develop a complex and interdisciplinary perspective; to learn how to play a role in collaborative research across disciplines; to hone oral and written communication skills; and to refine professional conduct in the classroom, laboratory and in the field.

Bioengineering Graduate Program Goals & Objectives:

  • Provide students with an in-depth understanding of mathematics, engineering principles, physics, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, computation, and modern biology
  • Train students to:
    • Apply basic sciences to medical and biological problems, using engineering principles
    • Recognize and provide engineering solutions to clinical problems
    • Be able to do research on bioengineering problems of national significance
    • Apply bioengineering research to commercially-viable problems
    • Teach bioengineering at the graduate and undergraduate levels

Students are expected to:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in their coursework
  • Know and follow all graduate school polices and procedures and international student polices and procedures
  • Participate in Bioengineering Program events
  • Develop ethics and leadership skills through service to the Bioengineering Program, Academic Departments of Advisors, or the School of Engineering
  • Actively participate in relevant conferences, seminars and other events related to their field of study and its professional organizations, whether they be local, regional, national or international

Bioengineering graduate students often play an important role in:

  • New course development
  • Grant writing efforts of faculty
  • Recruitment of new students
  • Bioengineering Program development and improvement
  • Bioengineering Program events
  • Bioengineering Student Council and Biomedical Engineering Society
  • School of Engineering events and recruitment