Undergraduate Degree in

Bioengineering

Dream of helping people live longer, better lives through engineering? The growing field of bioengineering lets you apply engineering concepts to challenges that directly affect our health and well-being. 

Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering students concentrate in one of three areas: Biomechanics, Bioelectricity, or Pre-Med. You'll first build a foundation in universal engineering theories, mathematics, and the physical and life sciences, before moving on to courses in your area of interest: 

 

Biomechanics

  • kinetics
  • fluid mechanics
  • heat transfer

Bioelectricity

  • engineering electromagnetics
  • logical design
  • digital circuits

Pre-Medicine

  • chemistry
  • biochemistry
  • genetics 

There is also a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science with a biomedical focus. 

Learn from Experts

Engage in lively, challenging discussions and learn from faculty mentors who are scholars in fields such as tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, nanotechnology, and more.  

An advisory board of working professionals also share their expertise and guidance with students, while the Executive Speaker Series features top industry leaders discussing a broad range of timely engineering topics.

 

The Student Experience

Explore potential career paths, get real-world insights, develop valuable workplace skills, and build a network of professional contacts through internships, research opportunities, and full-time professional work experiences. 

 

Students have interned at:

 

  • NASA
  • Disney
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Toyota
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Bohler Engineering
  • Estee Lauder
  • Globecomm Systems

 

Earn while you learn:

  • The DeMatteis Co-op Program offers a full-time, six-to-eight month paid position with one of more than 200 companies, providing valuable professional experience before you graduate.  
  • The Advanced Summer Program in Research (ASPiRe) lets you work on a research project, with a stipend, under the guidance of a faculty mentor. More than two dozen undergraduates have had their work published in scholarly journals in the last few years. 

 

The Outlook

Demand is growing for biomedical engineers. With our comprehensive program, you’ll be ready to pursue either a career right after graduation or advanced study. 

 

91%

Job, grad school, or both

7%

Projected job growth by 2026

$97K

 Average salary for bioengineers in NY region

Alumni Success

DeMatteis School engineering graduates enjoy considerable success upon graduation, whether they obtain positions at prestigious companies or pursue advanced study at top graduate schools. 

 

Recent alumni work at companies such as:

  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • High Rise Engineering
  • Kintetsu World Express
  • Leviton Manufacturing
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • Northwell Health
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Pacifico Engineering, PC
  • Unisys
  • Weill Cornell Medical Center

Those pursuing graduate degrees study at:

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • NYU
  • Princeton
  • Stanford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh

State of the Art Learning Spaces

Take advantage of an extraordinary array of sophisticated laboratory facilities, including the Cell and Tissue Engineering Lab, the Ultrasound Research Lab, and 16 other engineering and computer science laboratories. 

 

Top Ranked

The engineering program at the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science ranks #33 among 220 non-PhD granting schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Colleges list.  

Questions about the program?

Contact Us

Richard Puerzer, chair
Dept. of Engineering
richard.j.puerzer@hofstra.edu
516-463-6019