BS in Bioengineering

Shorelight- University of Pacific, United States

bs-in-bioengineering

Next enrollment cycle

November 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 53,200

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
The world of bioengineering, also known as biomedical engineering, has expanded immensely and continues to grow at a rapid pace, creating new opportunities for engineers who have knowledge of biological sciences, chemistry and physical systems.
  • Pacific is one of the first universities in the country to offer a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degree. Students in the program explore biomechanical, bioelectrical, biotransport and biomaterial topics. Within the bioengineering program there is a specialized pathway that supports pre-health and pre-medical students as they complete the requirements for admission to professional programs.
  • As a bioengineer, you can impact the quality of life of patients. Career options are wide-ranging and include medical research, design of medical instruments, biorobotics and even intellectual property law.
  • Students will select a career path that focuses on a study plan to meet their specific interests and career goals. There are three suggested "career paths." These include the bioelectrical, biomechanical and biomedical career paths.

Bioelectrical

  • This career path includes applying electronics and measurement techniques used to develop devices for diagnosing and treating disease.

Biomechanical

  • This career path includes applied mechanics (statics, dynamics, fluids and solids) to biological or medical problems. It emphasizes the study of motion, material deformation and flow within the body and in devices.

Biomedical

  • This career path includes both living tissue and artificial materials for implantation. Understanding the properties and behavior of living materials is essential.

Enrollment Cycles

  • November 2021
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5 
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms NA
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms NA
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms NA

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed;
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering

  • Students must complete a minimum of 120 units of academic work in order to earn the bachelor of science in bioengineering. Students must also adhere to the University’s graduation requirements for bachelor degrees. A total of 45 units of engineering coursework is required and Cooperative Education is optional.

I. General Education Requirements

A. CORE Seminars (2 courses)

  • CORE 001 Problem Solving & Oral Comm
  • CORE 002 Writing and Critical Thinking

B. Breadth Requirement (7 courses, at least 3 units each)

  • At least one course from each of the following areas:
  • Artistic Process & Creation
  • Civic & Global Responsibility
  • Language & Narratives
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Social Inquiry
  • World Perspectives & Ethics

C. Diversity and Inclusion Requirement

  • All students must complete Diversity and Inclusion coursework (at least 3 units)

D. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in: 

  • Writing
  • Quantitative Analysis (Math)

II. Major Requirements

  • Mathematics
  • MATH 051 Calculus I 4 hrs
  • MATH 053 Calculus II 4 hrs
  • MATH 055 Calculus III 4 hrs
  • MATH 057 Applied Differential Equations I: ODEs 4 hrs
  • MATH 037 Introduction to Statistics and Probability 4 hrs

Basic Science 

  • BIOL 061 Principles of Biology 5 hrs

Select on of the following: 

CHEM 024

  • Fundamentals of Chem

CHEM 025

  • General Chemistry

CHEM 027

  • General Chemistry
  • PHYS 053 Principles of Physics I 5 hrs
  • PHYS 055 Principles of Physics II 5 hrs

General Engineering 

  • ENGR 010 Dean's Seminar 1 hrs
  • ENGR 020 Engineering Mechanics I (Statics) 3 hrs
  • ENGR 025 Professional Practice Seminar 1 hrs
  • ENGR 030 Engineering and Computing Ethics in Society 3 hrs
  • ENGR 110 Instrumentation and Experimental Methods 2 hrs
  • ENGR 110L Instrumentation and Experimental Methods Lab 1 hrs
  • MECH 015 Mechanical Engineering Graphics 3hrs

Select one of the following: 3-4hrs

COMP 051

  • Introduction to Computer Science

COMP 061

  • Introduction to Programming for Data Science

ENGR 019

  • Computer Applications in Engineering

Bioengineering Core 

  • BENG 005 Introduction to Bioengineering 2 hrs
  • BENG 103 Biomaterials 4 hrs
  • BENG 108 Engineering Physiology 5 hrs
  • BENG 124 Biomechanics 4 hrs
  • BENG 130 Biotransport 4 hrs
  • BENG 171 Bioelectricity 4hrs
  • BENG 194 Bioengineering Project Proposal 3 hrs
  • BENG 195 Senior Project 3 hrs
  • ECPE 041 Circuits 3 hrs
  • ECPE 041L Circuits Laboratory 1 hrs
  • Technical Electives

Select three courses, at least one must be a BENG course 6-10 hrs

BENG 104

  • Biomedical Imaging

BENG 140

  • Introduction to Tissue Engineering

BENG 154

  • Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging

BIOL 101

  • Genetics

BIOL 145

  • Microbiology

BIOL 153

  • Cell Biology

BIOL 146

  • Industrial Microbiology

BIOL 169

  • Elements of Biochemistry

BIOL 170

  • Human Anatomy

CHEM 121

  • Organic Chemistry

CHEM 123

  • Organic Chemistry

CHEM 141

  • Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 159

  • Biophysical Chemistry

COMP 129

  • Software Engineering

COMP 135

  • Human-Computer Interface Design

COMP 151

  • Artificial Intelligence

COMP 153

  • Computer Graphics

COMP 155

  • Computer Simulation

COMP 157

  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms

COMP 162

  • Data Analytics Programming

COMP 163

  • Database Management Systems

ECPE 071

  • Digital Design

ECPE 071L

  • Digital Design Lab

ECPE 121

  • Digital Signal Processing

ECPE 131

  • Electronics

ECPE 131L

  • Electronics Lab

ECPE 141

  • Advanced Circuits

ENGR 120

  • Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)

ENGR 121

  • Mechanics of Materials

ENGR 122

  • Thermodynamics I

MECH 104

  • Introduction to Mechatronics

MECH 150

  • Heat Transfer
  • Cooperative Education Optional
  • ENGR 181 Professional Practice 1-16 hrs
  • ENGR 182 Professional Practice 1-16 hrs
  • ENGR 183 Professional Practice 1-16 hrs

 

  • Typical cost for two semesters $71,555
  •  Tuition $53,200 
  • Housing $10,290 
  • Dining $6,065 
  • Other $2,000

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