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.
Pacific's bioengineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Students will select a career path which focuses a plan of study to meet their specific interests and career goals.There are three suggested "career paths." These include the bioelectrical, biomechanical and biomedical career paths.
This career path includes the application of electronics and measurement techniques used to develop devices for diagnosing and treating disease.
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.
This career path includes both living tissue and artificial materials for implantation. Understanding the properties and behavior of living materials is essential.