Bioengineering, synonymous at FGCU with the term "biomedical engineering," plays an important role in transforming discoveries at the intersection of engineering, the life sciences, and health care into innovative products and capabilities by applying new technologies to biomaterials, biomechanics, and biomedical instruments and procedures. Bioengineering combines engineering principles with biology and physiology from the molecular, cell, and tissue level up to the human form to solve problems to help improve human health and quality of life.
Graduates of our program pursue a wide variety of careers in both public and private sectors that make use of their unique skills.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering was $85,620 as of May 2016. Employment of Biomedical Engineers is projected to grow by 7% from 2016 to 2026.
The B.S. Bioengineering program at FGCU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.