Creativity, problem solving and leadership – The core tools of improving lives through bioengineering

Whether you want a career in academia, industry or medicine, and work in a lab, office or clinic, UW Bioengineering’s top-ranked programs create leadership in research and innovation, skill in synthesizing and communicating ideas across disciplines, and creativity in problem-solving.

At UW Bioengineering, students, internationally-recognized faculty and seasoned professionals come together in idea-percolating collaborations. With unparalleled access to resources, and through the process of discovery, our students graduate as leaders in innovation, prepared to take on biomedical challenges and improve lives.

What makes UW Bioengineering unique?

  • Located in Seattle, epicenter of global health efforts and vibrant local bioengineering industry
  • Joint department in nationally recognized School of Medicine and College of Engineering
  • Small class sizes translate to increased student success
  • World-class research opportunities for every student
  • Internationally recognized academic programs at all levels
  • Faculty and alumni pioneers of biomedical innovation since the 1950’s
  • Supportive, collaborative community

Explore UW Bioengineering’s Academic Programs

Students in lab working on a diagramUndergraduate Program

Our undergraduate students receive personal attention in small class sizes, engage in a culture of collaboration, and conduct research alongside world-renowned faculty. Learn more about UW Bioengineering’s undergraduate program.


Students discussing research in laboratoryGraduate Programs

Ranked 9th among the nation’s biomedical engineering/bioengineering programs (US News & World Report), our graduate programs enable students to transform their skills into extraordinary abilities in academia and research. Learn more about UW Bioengineering’s graduate programs.


Grad student in lab investigating experimentProfessional Master’s and Certificate Programs

We offer flexible options to help working professionals in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and related industries gain a competitive edge and advance their careers.Learn more about UW Bioengineering’s PharBE professional master’s program and certificate programs.


High school students working on lab experimentUW Bioengineering Summer Camp

Our annual, week-long summer day camp provides Seattle-area students entering the 9th or 10th grade a unique opportunity to explore solutions to global health problems such as malaria and HIV, engage with UW Bioengineering faculty and gain engineering problem solving skills. Learn more about UW Bioengineering Summer Camp.


Other Academic OpportunitiesStudent in lab with microscope

Our close collaborations across campus offer a wide range of other academic opportunities, including the M.D./Ph.D., Program on Technology Commercialization, dual Bioengineering and nanotechnology degree, and more. Learn more about other academic opportunities.


Student examining pipette well in bioengineering labIs Bioengineering Right for Me?

Curious about studying bioengineering? Learn how bioengineering addresses unmet challenges that make a difference in the world.