One of the youngest and most provocative engineering disciplines, bioengineering uses the principles and tools of traditional engineering and applies them to solving biomedical problems. The broad spectrum of bioengineering has a foundation in all of the engineering sciences, as well as biology, physiology and other biomedical sciences.
Students with an undergraduate education in engineering disciplines learn how to use engineering concepts and methodology to analyze and solve biological and medical problems associated with genes, molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and systems. They generate new tissues and design next generation instruments with applications to clinical medicine, surgery, and biology.
Situated on the West Coast in La Jolla, California, one of the richest biotech areas in the country, the University of California San Diego's Department of Bioengineering has played an important role in the birth of the discipline and continues to be on the leading edge of bioengineering's evolution.
UCSD Bioengineering offers the top bioengineering and biotechnology graduate programs in the country according to the National Research Council of the National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine and the U.S. News and World Report.
A unique and tested combination of specially designed engineering courses and a wide selection of biomedical research training opportunities embedded and exposed to an entrepreneurial environment empowers our graduates to become leaders in academia and industry, and develop creative and fundamentally new approaches to the principal health issues of our times and the future.