Bioengineering at Maryland is about a better future

The Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland is the home of an emerging academic discipline, exciting interdisciplinary degree programs, and faculty and students who want to make a difference in human health care through education, research, and invention. Health care is changing rapidly, moving toward more technological approaches to diagnosis (such as body scanners and biosensors), treatment (including targeted therapy, minimally invasive surgery, and implantable devices), personalized and regenerative medicine, and the extensive use of information technology. Biomedical engineering is steadily becoming the world’s largest industrial sector, and as a result, there is an increasing demand both for doctors who are technically competent and for engineers who are properly trained in basic medical science.

We have a view of the human condition that is unlike many bioengineering and biomedical engineering departments in the country. Our thoughts and ideas are grounded first in biology. Our faculty and students think about biological systems: how they work, how they function, and how they interact with their environments. They think about how nature organizes information and materials into molecules, cells, tissues, organisms and ecosystems that sense and respond to physical and chemical cues. They try to understand processes that go astray, like those involved in disease. Armed with this knowledge, they use engineering principles to develop new technologies and devices that will change lives and improve human health throughout the world.

For more information contact:

Dr. Keith E. Herold 
Associate Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
3236 Kim Engineering Building

Admission Requirements:

Full admission as a degree seeking student requires the following prerequisites:

  • A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering or another technical field, such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics, from an accredited institution.
  • Courses in mathematics (Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations) and engineering science (e.g. fluid mechanics, transport phenomena or thermodynamics), as well as a basic course in biology. Non-engineering majors must have completed mathematics courses through Differential Equations. Applicants who do not have an adequate background in engineering science will be required to take ENPM 672, Fundamentals of Thermal Systems, in their first semester.
  • Further admissions requirements.
  • Completed applications are reviewed and considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.





Office of Advanced Engineering Education

2105 J.M. Patterson Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Copyright © 2017 University of Maryland. All rights reserved.

English French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish