Join UW Bioengineering in Inventing the Future of Medicine!
Are you ready to:
- Dive into the process of discovery?
- Develop dual expertise in engineering and science?
- Build strong skills in written and oral communication, teamwork, analysis, independent learning and innovation?
- Study commercialization with faculty who have taken their research from academia to industry?
- Join other students in local and national contests of innovation, invention and business plan creation?
At UW Bioengineering, students make new discoveries which lead to biomedical innovation. Graduates pursue diverse careers and leadership roles in industry, academia and medicine. Our partnership with UW’s highly regarded medical school and the College of Engineering allows UW Bioengineering students to access an impressive list of engineering and medical faculty. In addition, UW Bioengineering’s close proximity to global health organizations and clinical care in Seattle – including a Level I Trauma and Burn center, a VA Hospital and a children’s hospital – provides our students with opportunities to obtain real-world experience translating research into bedside technology.
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UW Bioengineering undergraduates join a community of highly motivated individuals who are passionate about advancing healthcare and improving lives. UW Bioengineering’s undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Learn more about our ABET accreditation.
There are three ways to enter the undergraduate program at UW Bioengineering: Direct Admission (High school students), Early Admission (UW freshmen) and Upper Admission (UW sophomores and transfer students).
UW Bioengineering encourages diverse students with degrees in engineering, mathematics, the physical or life sciences to apply to our graduate programs.
UW Bioengineering’s graduate programs include the Master of Science (M.S.) in Bioengineering and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bioengineering. UW Bioengineering also offers a B.S./M.S. option, enabling B.S. Bioengineering students from UW to complete their project as a Master’s student.
UW Bioengineering’s Master of Applied Bioengineering program trains students to apply engineering design to address today’s clinical challenges and fulfill the market-based demands of industry and medicine for biotechnology. Graduates will have in-demand skills for work in biomedical industry and translational research.
UW Bioengineering’s professional master’s degree program in Pharmaceutical Bioengineering (PharBE) and certificate programs enable working professionals in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and related industries to explore advanced education in the areas of molecular and cellular biology, drug discovery and design, pharmaceutics and translational pharmaceutics.
U.S. government executive order on immigration
The University of Washington is closely monitoring the changing situation regarding the executive order and its impact on our community members.
As communicated by University of Washington President Ana Marie Cauce, the UW is proud to be home to students, faculty, staff and scholars from around the world. We stand with them and will provide them with support as needed.
- The UW Office of Global Affairs provides guidance for UW faculty, staff and students from nations affected by the executive order on immigration and will be updated with any new information. See Resources for UW community members.
- UW International Student Services has been contacting students affected by the order to offer personalized assistance.