Bioengineering

Bioengineering (BioE) is a broad field including almost anything at the intersection of biology or medicine with engineering or computing. BioE has had a presence at Olin from the beginning, both through faculty research and the curriculum. Students wishing to concentrate in BioE can declare the E:Bio concentration and work with BioE faculty to develop a course plan that is relevant to their area of interest. This concentration is inherently interdisciplinary, rooted in engineering problem solving, a deep understanding of biology, and human-centered design. The E:Bio concentration prepares students to approach problems important to biology, medical research, and clinical studies. While students can pursue almost any area of BioE through development of a personalized plan of study, the focus of BioE research at Olin tends to be in the space of medical devices, global health, diagnostics, assistive technology, and computational biology. BioE students at Olin also benefit from our affiliation with other universities including Wellesley and Brandeis, which offer advanced courses in the bioengineering space.

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