What is biocomputational engineering?

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Biocomputational engineering is an emerging field that fuses bioengineering — a discipline grounded in the fundamentals of physics, chemistry, and biology — with computation and data science. Watch the video to explore how a biocomputational engineering degree can equip you with a variety of skills so you can leverage technology to improve global health.

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Learn more about the degree and the biotech field in our Biocomputational Eng. Guide! Download our eBook, "The Future of Public Health, Biostatistics, and Artificial Intelligence: A Guide to Career Pathways with a Biocomputational Engineering Degree" to find: 

  • Information about how the program curriculum fuses a variety of disciplines to equip changemakers

  • Career pathways and descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of various job positions in the biotech sector

  • Answers to FAQs about admissions requirements and transfer pathways

  • Insights about industry trends in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and bioinformatics

  • About the state-of-the-art Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (BSE) education facility at the Universities at Shady Grove

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Explore Curriculum

The biocomputational engineering program curriculum integrates the fundamentals of physics, chemistry, and biology with computation and data science. Read descriptions of the junior- and senior-level courses that will be offered at the state-of-the-art Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (BSE) education facility at the Universities at Shady Grove.

 

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Identify Skills

From computer programming (Python, C++, R) to molecular lab technologies, the biocomputational engineering program equips students with vital skillsets that give them a competitive edge when applying for jobs in the biotech industry. Find out the fundamentals that are taught and the careers that a degree in biocomputational engineering can lead to.

 

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Discover Transfer Pathways

Geared toward transfer students from community colleges or four-year institutions, the biocomputational engineering degree exists to help meet the demand for skilled engineers with foundations in both biology and data science. See our degree requirements and course titles for the program's gateway courses at local community colleges.

 

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