Bioengineering, is an emerging interdisciplinary field that is based on the increasing symbiosis between the biological sciences and engineering disciplines.

Evolution in engineering technology and scientific knowledge resulted in new specializations in the work force, including bioinformatics, computational biology, biomedical imaging, bio-instrument and sensor technology, tissue engineering, bionics, genetic engineering, and MEMS-based diagnosis and drug delivery. Training in Bioengineering provides the necessary foundations in the life sciences and in engineering, along with more focused training in one of five areas of specialty.


This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Bioinformatics Technician

  • My future career:

    Biological Technician

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
    • For More Information**

    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Associate Engineer
    • Computational Biologist
    • Design Engineer
    • Environmental Scientist and Specialist