Bioengineering plays an important role in transforming discoveries at the intersection of engineering, the life sciences, and health care into innovative products and capabilities by applying new technologies to biomaterials, biomechanics, and biomedical instruments and procedures. Bioengineering combines engineering principles with biology and physiology from the molecular, cell, and tissue level up to the human form. Bioengineers solve problems to help improve human health and quality of life. Bioengineers can work in the medical device and biotechnology industries, in health care and research, and for government agencies, such as the FDA.
The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering emphasizes the application of new technology to biomaterials, biomechanics, and biomedical tools and procedures. Students learn how to solve problems associated with interactions between living and non-living materials and systems. Bioengineering students complete core courses common to all engineering majors as well as specialized courses in bioengineering. With the addition of another 4-credit general biology course, graduates will meet the pre-requisites for most medical schools.
Graduates of the FGCU B.S. Bioengineering degree program are expected to attain within a few years of graduation:
Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal acceptance into a U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering (WCE) major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in:
Pre-majors may not enroll in Engineering Common Core classes beyond EGN 1006L without first being admitted to an Engineering Major or in any upper level (3000-4999) Required Courses for the Major without meeting the course pre-requisites and prior approval, where appropriate, by the WCE Academic Advisor.
Admission to Florida Gulf Coast University does not guarantee acceptance into a WCE major. Students are accepted into a WCE major upon satisfaction of the following:
The following substitutions are acceptable for common prerequisites and must be completed with a grade of C or higher:
* OR MACX281, MACX282, MACX283
For All Majors: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.
Transfer credit will normally be accepted from regionally accredited institutions. Transfer credit received by The Office of Admissions will be evaluated for appropriate credit toward specific requirements in the student's degree program. Registration assistance will be provided at transfer orientation based on the evaluation of official transcripts and degree applicable transfer credit. Admitted students may view transfer credit and access a Degree Evaluation in the Student Records secton of the Gulfline Accounts. Degree evaluation instructions may be found at this url: http://www.fgcu.edu/OCI/cappstudents.html