The Bioengineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


The mission of our undergraduate program in bioengineering is to provide our students with a broad and flexible education in engineering and science, as well as medically related subjects. We prepare our students to analyze, synthesize, and link knowledge at the interface of multiple technical and scientific fields, emphasizing quantitative approaches and methods – ultimately so that they will be able to improve the understanding and control of biological processes and to improve human health. Our curriculum guides our students toward skills in creating new knowledge and technologies, as well as applying current knowledge.  
Program Educational Objectives 

The fundamental goal of Penn Bioengineering is to provide students with a broad, flexible curriculum that gives them experience with a wide range of subject areas and intellectual approaches, to prepare them to function creatively and independently in a diverse range of settings.

A distinctive feature of Penn Bioengineering is the emphasis on experiential learning, through an extensive series of bioengineering laboratory and clinical courses, as well as broad opportunity for independent study and research.

Therefore, the objectives of the Bioengineering program are to produce graduate students who:

1. Apply the central areas of bioengineering, its underlying sciences, and related technologies in a broad range of careers in bioengineering or related fields, or who are admitted into graduate programs in engineering, science, or professional schools (medical, dental, veterinary, business, public health, law).

2. Will function at a professional level, using teamwork and communication skills and will accept responsibility for educating themselves.

3. Will maintain a strong commitment to ethical practice with sensitivity for environmental, social, and economic contexts.

Student Outcomes

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
d. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. an ability to communicate effectively
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to, engage in life-long learning
j. a knowledge of contemporary issues
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Student Enrollments and Graduates

Academic Year

Undergrad Enrollment

Undergraduate Degrees Awarded

2016 – 2017



2015 ‑ 2016



2014 ‑ 2015



2013 ‑ 2014



2012 ‑ 2013