Help fill the need for new bioengineers.

The Master of Science in bioengineering, housed within the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, is a collaborative program between the School of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Bioengineering has been identified as one of four growth industry clusters in Ohio. As a bioengineer, you can explore the production of electricity from microbes or improve power production and miniaturization in microbial fuel cells — these two related areas demonstrate the enormous global power production breakthroughs that bioengineering specialists have in their future.

Master of Science in Bioengineering (M.S.)

Our 30-semester-hour program of lecture and laboratory components requires

  • 12 semester hours of core requirements
  • 12 semester hours of specialized advanced study in a selected emphasis area
  • 6 semester hours of thesis OR a 3-hour special capstone project plus one additional 3-hour elective for non-thesis
Areas of Emphasis
  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Biosystems engineering
  • Bioengineering instrumentation
  • Bioprocess engineering
Research Opportunities
  • University labs: biomechanical analysis, biochemical and bioenergy, Tissue Regeneration and Engineering at Dayton (TREND), and Nanoscale Engineering, Science and Technology (NEST).
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
  • Area industry partners.
  • "Work with Kettering Medical Center in the area of biomedical imaging and with the orthopedic residence program at Grandview Medical Center in the biomaterials area," states Dean Tony Saliba. "These laboratories, along with those on campus, will provide opportunity for students to engage in thesis research or special projects."
  • The University conducts about $18 million in bioscience and bioengineering research. It also participates in the Ohio Board of Regents Economic Growth Challenge/Innovation Incentive Program, which provides funds to the University to support research in bioscience and bioengineering.