Incoming Freshman

We prepare engineers for careers in the medical and biological engineering industries

Welcome to the undergraduate educational programs of the UC San Diego Department of Bioengineering! Since 1966, UC San Diego has offered an undergraduate major in Bioengineering. Over the past fifty years, UC San Diego Bioengineering has established a reputation of innovation and excellence in education; the Department of Bioengineering ranks 4th in the nation for biomedical/bioengineering according to the US News and World Report Ranking of Best Engineering Schools.

Bioengineering is an interdisciplinary field in which the principles and tools of mechanical, materials, electrical, and chemical engineering are applied to biomedical and biological problems. Bioengineering plays an important role in medicine in projects that range from basic research in physiology to advances in biotechnology and the improvement of health care delivery in the clinic. By its very nature, bioengineering is broad and requires a foundation in mathematics as well as in the physical, chemical, and biological sciences.

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