The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering at Florida Gulf Coast University emphasizes the application of new technology to biomaterials, biomechanics, and biomedical tools and procedures.
Undergraduate students have multiple opportunities throughout their academic journey to get involved in engineering projects, research and student organizations.
Where Do Our Bioengineering Students Go After Graduation?
Medical Device & BiotechnologyDevelop new surgical instruments, implants, medical equipment, software, technologies, or therapies.
Health CareWork closely with doctors, nurses, physical therapists, rehabilitation specialists and other health care professionals to improve patient care and outcomes.
GovernmentFederal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration ensure that medical and biological devices in our country are safe and effective.
Advanced DegreesMasters and Doctorate level work allow for graduates to undertake careers in cutting edge areas such as cell and tissue engineering and advanced medical imaging technologies
Professional DegreesAn undergraduate degree in Bioengineering is an excellent stepping-stone for entry into schools and careers focused in areas such as medicine and law.
Students learn how to solve problems associated with interactions between living and non-living materials and systems. With the addition of an additional 4-credit general biology course, graduates will also meet the prerequisite requirements of most medical schools.
The mission of the B.S. Bioengineering degree program is to:
- Deliver graduates with a high-quality education in engineering and the life and physical sciences who are well prepared for careers in a variety of environments, including the medical device industry, health care, and biotechnology
- Prepare graduates to be valued contributors in their chosen fields, as well as for further graduate study and professional training
- Provide an entrepreneurial and service oriented environment and curriculum that values diversity, professionalism, and collaboration across multiple disciplines
Pictured below are a few the of the spaces that Bioengineering students frequent.
The Arthrex Biomechatronix Research Lab is used for biomechanics as well as mechanical, prosthetics, and assistive devices research and development projects. The primary equipment in this lab includes an 8-camera Qualisys motion capture system with AMTI force plates that are able to record the position of passive reflective markers in the room in 3D to an accuracy of approximately 1mm. There are 3D printers and CNC engraving machines in the lab, which are used for fabrication of both class and research project prototypes. The various devices and projects in the room are typically associated with student’s class and research projects, most of which are ongoing with 1-3 students working on a project at any given time throughout the semester.
This is the main bioengineering classroom for junior and senior courses with a capacity for 48 students. It is designed for class lectures as well as lab practices in accordance to the lecture-lab approach of the bioengineering department. As a classroom, it contains 8 large double-sided bench-type tables, each accommodating 6 students, and it is equipped with three full length white boards, two projection screens, two cameras for lecture video capture, and 36 desktop computers for student use. Laboratory practices are carried out in the room for the human physiology courses, the courses of the electrical sequence, and the biomaterials courses. Equipment available for the lab practices includes 16 electrical equipment stations, each having power supply, function generator, oscilloscope, and National Instruments ELVIS II system. Equipment also includes 12 Fluke vital sign patient simulators, 12 NI portable data acquisition units, and 16 iWorx sets for acquisition and analysis of physiological signals/parameters. Additional equipment includes Arduino programming kits, multimeters, breadboards, and various electrical and electronic components.
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