Rowan to Offer New Bioengineering ConcentrationMarch 30, 2006
Rowan University will begin offering a bioengineering concentration beginning in the fall of 2006.
A broad and interdisciplinary program, the bioengineering concentration will provide core courses for students interested in working in biomaterials, imaging, medical devices, environmental cleanup, drug delivery systems and cellular and biomedical fields, among others. Rowan's new program also will prepare students for graduate school.
Coordinated by the College of Engineering, with some courses offered by science departments in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the concentration will focus on advancing technology and science to improve life and surroundings.
"Our industrial feedback emphasizes a need for graduates with core engineering degrees in many disciplines and focus in areas like bioengineering. This program addresses our graduates' needs, not just today, but for their future careers," said Dr. Dianne Dorland, dean of the College of Engineering.
The bioengineering concentration will require at least 18 semester hours of approved coursework, with at least one course outside of a student's major and at least one course in chemical or biological sciences. The program is designed for, but not limited to, students in mechanical, electrical and computer, chemical, and civil and environmental engineering majors.
"With the increasing demand for health industry professionals in clinical, industrial and government settings, there is a need for well-trained engineers who can design and develop ways of improving quality of life," said Dr. Jennifer Kadlowec, associate professor of mechanical engineering and one of the sponsors of the concentration.
Students interested in learning more about the concentration may contact Kadlowec at (856) 256-5344 or the College of Engineering main office at (856) 256-5300.