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Bioengineering, B.S.

Full-time Faculty: A. Santhanakrishnan, M. Ravan, A. Farajidavar, A. Ilyas, Z. Dong, Q. Liu

New York Institute of Technology offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering. The primary objectives of the Bioengineering curriculum are to produce versatile engineering graduates capable of applying life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering principles to define and solve problems in biology, medicine, healthcare, and related fields. The objectives reflect New York Tech’s overall mission: 1) Provide career-oriented professional education; 2) Give all qualified students access to opportunity; 3) Support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world.

This undergraduate program provides students with integrated and rigorous training in engineering, mathematics, and the basic sciences. The important mission element to emphasize is the applied orientation of the college in general, and the engineering programs in particular. Emphasis is on the design/analysis/applications components in the spectrum of bioengineering programs, and objectives are fulfilled by courses in math, physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, and bioengineering. Established sequences for students provide them with a broad education and the flexibility to allow some degree of depth in an area of interest. Major areas of education include biomaterials, bio-instrumentations, physiology, medical imaging and image-guided therapy, biomedical signal processing, embedded systems, and biomedical devices.

New York Tech’s liberal arts and humanities core curriculum (general education requirements) is designed to provide students with additional knowledge and skills related to the job and graduate school success. It is concerned with the student as a citizen and community leader; to that end, it provides a broad perspective of history, philosophy, and literature. One of the major features of the core curriculum is an emphasis on learning through written, oral, and electronic presentations. These communication skills carry over effectively into advanced bioengineering courses.

The capstone design project encompasses engineering components using the skills developed throughout the curriculum, economic issues appropriate to the effective practice of engineering, and written language and oral communication skills.

Key skills that will be developed with the proposed program:

  • Apply life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering principles to solve problems in biology, medicine, and biotechnology
  • Design and analyze physiologic measuring and diagnostic systems
  • Designs experiments and quantitatively analyze for the understanding of the functions of biosystems
  • Design, validation, and test of biomedical equipment and devices
  • Assess technologies including evaluation of safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical instruments
  • Conduct feasibility studies
  • Communicate with life scientists, chemists, medical doctors, and engineers of different disciplines
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair biomedical instruments

Graduates will gain the engineering skills and expertise to work in the industry, healthcare, research institutions, or advanced studies.

Program Educational Objectives are to prepare versatile engineers who:

  1. Are successfully employed in engineering or their chosen career path
  2. Pursue graduate studies and/or continuing education in their field
  3. Function as responsible members of society through engagement in community or professional organizations

To support these objectives, the curriculum has been developed to provide student outcomes that describe what degree candidates are expected to know and be able to do by the time they graduate. Upon graduation, students are expected to have:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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This degree has specific admission requirements in addition to our general requirements.

Admission Requirements

All bioengineering applicants should have adequate mathematics preparation for entry into Calculus I (first semester). Students with inadequate mathematics preparation will be required to supplement their program of study with additional courses to permit entry into the calculus sequence.

First-Year

This program does not require standardized test scores, but you also have the option of submitting test results if you feel your academic strength is best reflected by your scores:

  • Minimum combined SAT score of 1080 (critical reading and math only), including a minimum score of 550 in math.
    • If the student did not take SAT/ACT tests or does not meet the SAT/ACT score requirements, they may be admitted to this program but must successfully complete Calculus I within the first three semesters.

Transfer

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3
  • Completed at least 12 credits of required math, physics, computer science, and engineering with a minimum grade of C- in these courses
    • You may also satisfy these requirements by passing challenge examinations in these areas as provided for by New York Tech policies.

Application Materials

  • Completed application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses. Your mid-year and final grades will be required. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Testing Preferences: First-time, first-year applicants may choose to submit their application without standardized test scores to be considered for admission to New York Institute of Technology. This program does not require test scores, though some academic programs require test scores. Review our test-optional policy. If you are submitting official SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores, use these codes.
    NYIT SAT Code: 2561; NYIT ACT Code 2832
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • 300–350 word essay on one of the following topics:
    • Tell us about your career goals and why attending New York Tech would further these goals.
    • Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.