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1 UIC Bioengineering

2 What is Bioengineering? Biology meets Engineering The term bioengineering is often used interchangeably with: Biomedical Engineering synonymous (as far as accreditation goes ABET) Biological Engineering not the same Biotechnology not the same Bioengineering is the application of engineering design to solve problems that involve living systems.

3 Bioengineering fields Bionanotechnology Biomaterials Bioinformatics Neural Engineering Medical Imaging & Bio-Optics Biosensors & Electronics Rehabilitation Engineering Genetic Engineering Cell & Tissue Engineering Biotransport & Drug Delivery Biomechanics Bioinstrumentation

4 Jobs in Bioengineering Developing implantable medical devices such as cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators; artificial blood vessels, kidneys, joints Using machines to monitor patients during an operation in intensive care, including the heart s electrical activity and rate, blood pressure, and body temperature Designing noninvasive instruments for monitoring, diagnosis, and rehabilitation, such as automated analysis of medical images Teaching, managing, sales or consulting Designing clinical laboratories, hospitals and other health care delivery units which emphasize patient and employee safety Research: using engineering approaches to aid the study of biology, disease, injury and therapeutics.

5 Why become a Bioengineer? Because you have a high interest in: Life Sciences & Applied Science/Technology

6 High salary for Bioengineering Average Starting Salaries for Biomedical Engineers* B.S. = $53,470 M.S.=$67,360 PhD.=$77,520 Biomedical Engineer salaries for the highest 10% are more than $119,260. Of the 16,100* biomedical engineers employed nationwide, most are employed in medical equipment and supplies manufacturing. Other large employing groups include pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing, scientific and research development services, and general medical and surgical hospitals. *Source

7 Most worth your tuition 1. Biomedical Engineer Best Jobs in America CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work Median pay: $87,000 Top pay: $134, year job growth: 61.7% Total jobs*: 15,700

8 Education Bachelor s Degree B.S. Bioengineering Master s Degree M.S. Bioengineering Doctorate s Degree PhD Bioengineering ~4 year degree, completing general education requirements and essential courses in bioengineering Expected to improve society through engineering analysis and design ~2 year degree, completing advanced bioengineering courses and a moderate research project Expected to advance boundaries between engineering practice and research ~4 year degree, completing advanced bioengineering courses and a major research project Expected to identify engineering problems important to society and to create new knowledge and technologies

9 UIC Bioengineering at a glance Founded in 1965, the program today has grown to: 270 UGs, 50 MS, and 110 PhD. Third in nation to be ABET Accredited. One of first ten bioengineering programs to receive National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grant. Historically, B.S. graduates enter positions in industry (40%), professional schools, such as Medical school (30%), and graduate schools (30%). We have 25 core faculty members with over 100 adjunct faculty across the Colleges of Engineering, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Applied Health Sciences, Dentistry, & Pharmacy, as well as from Rush, Loyola, University of Chicago, Northwestern.

10 Why UIC Bioengineering? One of the first degree-granting Bioengineering programs in the nation (1965) Home to the largest Medical School in the Country and in the same metropolitan region as 5 major academic medical research centers Best of the best undergraduate students at UIC Most gender-balanced engineering field UIC ranks first in percentage enrollment of underrepresented minorities when compared with the top 19 members of the AAU in this category UIC is ranked 3 rd in the nation for universities under 50 years old Recent $6.5 million gift to the department by alumni Richard and Loan Hill

11 Admissions requirements College of Engineering Minimum Requirements: Be at least 16 years of age Be a graduate of an accredited high school or submit passing scores on the General Educational Development Test (GED) 3.5 years of Mathematics 2 years of Laboratory Science Bioengineering Recommendation: 4 years of Mathematics and Science Emphasis on Honors or Advanced Placement Courses Complete the American College Test (ACT) or the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or Scholastic Assessment Test I(SAT-I) Present a satisfactory combination of class rank and test scores College of Engineering Mean: ACT (composite) ; th percentile class rank

12 Year 1 Fall Year 1 Spring Year 2 Fall Year 2 Spring Year 3 Fall Year 3 Spring Year 4 Fall Year 4 Spring BIOE hr BIOE hr BIOE hr One of: BIOE 402 BIOE or Gen Ed Note: This is a suggested course plan; individual schedules will vary based on concentration area, acceptable course load, and schedule of course offerings. BIOE 205 Gen Ed Gen Ed Gen Ed Gen Ed One of: ENGR 100 ENGR hr MATH hrs MATH hrs PHYS hrs MATH 210 PHYS hrs MATH 220 MATH 310 One of: ECE 115 ECE or 4 hrs BIOE 310 BIOE 325 BIOE 430 BIOE hrs CAE CAE 1 hr CAE BIOS hrs CHEM hrs CS 109 CHEM hrs ENGL 160 BIOE hr One of: BIOS 220 BIOS 222 BIOS 240 BIOS 286 BIOS 352 ENGL 161 BIOE 339 UIC Bioengineering suggested course plan Note: Prerequisites are strictly enforced. Not all prerequisite requirements are shown please check the current Catalog. BIOE hr One of: BIOS 430 BIOS 443 BIOS or 4 hrs CME 260 BIOE 396 BIOE 460 BIOE 397 One of: BioE 455 BioE 475 BioE 480 One of: BioE 456 BioE 476 BioE hr 18 HRS 17 HRS 16 HRS 16 HRS 15 HRS 16 HRS 16 HRS 14 HRS

13 UIC Pre-Medicine requirements/recommendations Fulfilled by Bioengineering In addition to BioE Courses BIOS 100 Biology of Cells and Organisms (5 hours) BIOS 101 Biology of Populations and Communities (5 hours) 5 One of the following general chemistry sequences: CHEM 112 General College Chemistry I (5 hours) CHEM 114 General College Chemistry II (5 hours) OR CHEM 116 Honors General Chemistry I (5 hours) CHEM 118 Honors General Chemistry II ((5 hours) CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry I (4 hours) * 4* CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 hour) * 1* CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry II (5 hours) * 4* N/A N/A One of the following physics sequences: 8 10 PHYS 105 Introductory Physics I Lecture (4 hours) N/A PHYS 106 Introductory Physics I Laboratory (1 hours) N/A PHYS 107 Introductory Physics II Lecture (4 hours) N/A PHYS 108 Introductory Physics II Laboratory (1 hours) N/A OR PHYS 141 General Physics I (Mechanics) (4 hours) PHYS 142 General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) (4 hours) UIC Pre-Medicine requirements & recommendations Fulfill most of UIC s Pre-Medicine requirements and recommendations Three Behavioral/Social Sciences courses (anthropology, psychology or sociology) * 9 10* At least one of the following courses: 200-, 300-, or 400-level biology course biochemistry, physiology, mammalian histology, comparative vertebrate anatomy, or molecular genetics course (3-5 hours) Recommended Courses: MATH 121 Precalculus Mathematics (5 hours) MATH 180 Calculus I (5 hours) STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics (4 hours) OR STAT 130 Introduction to Statistics for the Life Sciences (4 hours) Total Hours Pre-Medicine Required Hours hours (Approximate Total Recommended Hours hours) (57-75) (10-33)

14 MD/PhD program

15 Areas of concentration 1) Cell & Tissue Engineering Applying the principles of engineering and life sciences toward the development of biological substitutes that restore, maintain, or improve tissue or cellular function. 2) Neural Engineering Apply engineering techniques to understand, repair, replace, enhance, or treat the diseases of neural systems. 3) Bioinformatics Developing computational tools to understand the genetic blueprint of life. Understanding the structure and function of genes and molecular interactions that govern cellular metabolism.

16 Areas of concentration 4) Biomedical Imaging and Visualization This area focuses on the study of medical imaging methods (such as MRI, CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine) that are the basis of many aspects of clinical diagnosis. 5) Biomechanics This area focuses on the biomechanical structure and function of human muscular-skeletal systems. 6) Biomolecular Engineering Biomolecular engineering studies the design, analysis, and optimization of biological and biomedical processes.

17 First course BioE 101 Introduction to Bioengineering Guest speakers on various aspects Working in industry as Bioengineer Medical school/ Graduate school Arudino microceontrollers Build a thermometer Test your reflexes SolidWorks CAD

18 Senior Capstone Courses BioE 396 Senior Design BioE IMPD Both course are two semesters and team-based projects Bioengineering design problems and compete in College of Engineering Senior EXPO against other departments Bioengineers work with industrial, graphic designers, and business students to work on realworld projects sponsored by company partner

19 Freshman Guaranteed Internship Guaranteed internship for incoming freshman (provided they meet required criteria) Summer internship following their first year Collaborating company or UIC Research lab $10 to $25 per hour

20 Clinical Immersion Internship Summer internship for third year BioE students entering their fourth year Precursor to the Interdisciplinary Medical Product Development class Six-week intensive program in clinical setting

21 Student Organizations EWH Engineering World Health AEMB Alpha Eta Mu Beta BMES Biomedical Engineering Society

22 Bioengineering Spaces

23 Bioengineering Spaces

24 Thank you! Questions?

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