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Biological Engineering (Bachelor of Science)

Biological Engineering Professor David Simpson explains the different fields you can enter as a biological engineer, whether it's biotechnology or process development, clinical research, tissue engineering, process engineering or manufacturing engineering.

Full Time / On Campus

Biological engineering integrates the physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering with cellular and molecular biology for a wide range of applications involving living organisms and the natural world. Biological engineers apply the engineering principles of analysis, synthesis and design to biological systems such as the environment, water, medicine, energy, materials and food.

Wentworth is ranked #32 among the best engineering colleges by U.S. News & World Report based on its reputation and accreditation. 

Wentworth's Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering degree equips you to apply the engineering principles of analysis, synthesis and design to biology at the molecular and cellular level to create cutting-edge products and processes. By understanding how biological systems and processes are structured and their functions at the fundamental level, new technologies, materials and systems can be created to improve quality of life.

Engineering with a Difference

The focus on living organisms creates a stark contrast between the Biological Engineering major and many of Wentworth's other engineering disciplines, which center on non-living materials and processes. Biological engineering is rooted in the life sciences and when this converges with the physical sciences that are of importance to engineering, we can create revolutionary new technologies. Potential areas of focus include healthcare, medicine, pharmaceuticals, the environment, clean water, wastewater, energy, materials and more. Creating innovative new solutions to meet the challenges in these areas will define the 21st century.

A Practical, Modern Curriculum

Through extensive lab work and two semesters of co-ops, our Biological Engineering students are immersed in the convergence of physical sciences, life sciences and engineering, giving them the hands-on experience necessary to confront real-world, biological-based problems.

Superior Credentials and Pre-med Option

Biological engineers can build careers in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, industry and organizations focused on the environment. The biological engineering major is ideal for students who want to go beyond a focus in the life sciences to developing innovative solutions involving the application of engineering principles, and can serve as preparation for advanced graduate studies, including pre-med programs.

Co-op Experience with Top Employers 

Through Wentworth’s strong network of employers, including many alumni, Biological Engineering students obtain professional experience during their two required cooperative work semesters. Partners hiring our co-op students include AtlantiCare, Boston Bioskills Lab, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Moderna Therapeutics. Synlogic Therapeutics and WAVE Life Sciences.

One of the nation's best engineering colleges

Wentworth continues to climb in U.S. News & World Report for Best Engineering Colleges (Doctorate Not Offered).

High Return on Investment
Top 6%

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State-of-the-Art Labs

What you'll have access to across the campus

Biological Engineering Salary

Median Average Salary for Biological Engineers in Boston (source:

Unique Solutions to Some of the World's Most Challenging Problems

David Simpson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering at Wentworth's School of Engineering, shares some of the amazing work done by students in the Biological Engineering Program in the School of Engineering.

Unique Solutions to Some of the World's Most Challenging Problems

The Wentworth Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering program is currently seeking accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

For program objectives, outcomes and enrollment and degree data, please visit the Biological Engineering Accreditation Information page