Prepares you for careers in industries that apply fundamental biomaterials science and device design to markets for clinical product manufacturing, medical implants, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, wearable technology, and other related fields.
BIO ENG C208 Biological Performance of Materials
BIO ENG C215 Molecular Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of the Cell
BIO ENG C216 Macromolecular Science in Biotechnology and Medicine
BIO ENG 221 Adv. BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology
BIO ENG 221L BioMEMS and BioNanotechnology Lab
BIO ENG C223 Polymer Engineering
BIO ENG 224 Basic Principles of Drug Delivery
BIO ENG C237 Adv. Designing for the Human Body
BIO ENG C250 Nanomaterials in Medicine
BIO ENG 252 Clinical Need-Based Therapy Solutions
BIO ENG 253 Biotechnology Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Product Development
Please note that the courses we offer vary year to year based on several factors. Please consult the Berkeley Academic Guide and the Bioengineering Tentative Multi-year Plan.
Students may choose a concentration or select their own courses with approval.
Example capstone projects
Cardiac regeneration therapy with Dr. Kevin Healy, Department of Bioengineering Chair at UC Berkeley, and Dr. Mark Ratcliffe, Professor of Surgery at UCSF. This project was focused on preventing the onset of heart failure by further developing a hydrogel designed to be injected into the wall of the heart at the area of injury. When raised to body temperature, the thermoresponsive material in the hydrogel stiffens and provides non-contractile mechanical strength to the damaged region. The framework for the project team was divided into four main areas: addressing fundamental biocompatibility concerns, performing material characterization, refining a computational model of the heart/material interactions, and developing a Food and Drug Agency approval plan for this material as a medical device.
The Streets Lab leverages mathematics, physics, and engineering in order to build new tools to study biology at the single-cell level. Specifically, we are developing microfluidic platforms to facilitate genomic and phenotypic measurements of single cells. Masters of engineering students can expect to take a lead role in the development of a novel microfluidic device, and see the project through from design and fabrication to implementation and evaluation. Core skills include microfabrication, basic electronics, and use of programing languages such as Matlab, Labview, or Python.