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About Bioengineering at Clemson

Clemson University's Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, University’s Department of Bioengineering has been widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of biomaterials science and engineering and is renowned for its leadership in biomaterials research and education. One of the oldest in the world, Clemson’s bioengineering program began in 1963 with the inception of a Doctor of Philosophy. A Master of Science was added in 1966 and a Bachelor of Science in 2006.

Clemson University's Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering is accredited
by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Clemson University is also known as the international birthplace of the field of biomaterials, the building blocks of medical devices. The Society For Biomaterials (SFB), which is the premier professional society in the field of bioengineering, began at Clemson in 1974.

Each year, the Society For Biomaterials solicits nominations for outstanding work in the Clemson Award categories: Clemson Award for Applied Research, Clemson Award for Basic Research and Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature. The history of these awards reflects the strong ties between the Society For Biomaterials and Clemson University during the past three decades (List of past awardees). Clemson’s Department of Bioengineering is also the curator of the C. William Hall Biomaterials Documentation Center, an international database of archived documents in biomaterials.

In recent years, the Department of Bioengineering has experienced unprecedented growth in faculty, personnel, facilities and programs. Clemson has strengthened its commitment to provide a unique learning environment to students and scientists-in-training by integrating state-of-the-art research with education in cardiovascular devices and implantology, orthopaedic materials, tissue engineering, hybrid systems, biophotonics, nanoscale biointerfaces, biomolecular simulations, dental biomaterials, mechanobiology and many other emerging technologies.

The Bachelor of Science degree is offered with two concentrations: bioelectrical engineering and biomaterials engineering.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of our undergraduate program are expected three to five years out to:

  • Pursue successful technical or professional careers.
  • Cultivate ongoing learning to maintain current knowledge in a world that is constantly evolving.

Student Outcomes

The Bioengineering BS program at Clemson University has adopted the ABET Student Outcomes as specified in Criterion 3 for Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering or similarly named programs as our Student Outcomes. The Clemson Bioengineering Student Outcomes require that graduates receiving the BS in Bioengineering have:

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Additionally, our program prepares our graduates with experience in:

(a) applying principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, chemistry, calculus-based physics, mathematics (through differential equations) and statistics
(b) solving bio/biomedical engineering problems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems
(c) analyzing, modeling, designing, and realizing bio/biomedical engineering devices, systems, components, or processes
(d) making measurements on and interpreting data from living systems

These Clemson Bioengineering Student Outcomes are located at: Outcomes and in print from the department.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Data

The source of the data is the Clemson University Factbook, which can be publicly accessed at


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