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BioE + Business

From biomedical devices and imaging, to tissue engineering, to synthetic biology, bioengineering is among the fastest-growing, most innovative fields today. If you are interested in exploring the crossroads of engineering, biology and medicine, and if making a positive societal impact is important to you, then the Bioengineering + Business track may be the path for you.

Perhaps you want to improve health diagnostics globally, create ground-breaking products for the cellular engineering revolution, or maybe you have a novel idea for a point-of-care patient monitoring device. If so, you’ll also need to flush out your market, understand the competition, and gain vital communication and leadership skills to bring your ideas to fruition.

The Bioengineering + Business track will help you do just that—in only four years. You’ll dive into two top-ranked academic programs: the robust curriculum of Berkeley Bioengineering—which gives you a solid foundation in physical/biological science and mathematics as well as: technical topics like engineering and molecular & cell biology—and the Haas School of Businesses, where you’ll learn about finance, marketing, entrepreneurship and more.

You’ll also benefit from M.E.T.’s and Berkeley’s strong connections to jobs and internships in the thriving San Francisco Bay Area biotech industry.

It all adds up to an accelerated, multidisciplinary program that ensures you’re well-prepared for one of today’s most dynamic, rapidly-expanding career paths.

A sample curriculum plan for the Bioengineering + Business program is shown below. Your own course of study will depend on your pre-college preparation, including AP course credits and other individual circumstances. For more information on the Bioengineering + Business degree program and requirements view the suggested plan of study below.

BioE + Business

Key: Engineering Business M.E.T.

Freshman year

FALL

BioE 10 Introduction to Biomedicine for Engineers

MATH 1A Calculus

CHEM 1A/ 1L General Chemistry & General Chemistry Lab

Reading & Composition

BioE 26 Introduction to Bioengineering (P/NP)

M.E.T. Special Topics

 

SPRING

BioE 25 Careers in Biotechnology (P/NP)

Breadth Course

MATH 1B Calculus

PHYS 7A Physics for Scientists & Engineers

CHEM 3A/ 3L Chemical Structure and Reactivity & Chemical Structure and Reactivity Lab 

UGBA 10 Principles of Business

 

Sophomore year

FALL

ENG 7 Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers

or CS 61A Structure & Interpretation of Computer Programs

Math 53 Multivariable Calculus
PHYS 7B Physics for Scientists & Engineers

Reading & Composition

Breadth Course

SPRING

BioE 11  Engineering Molecules

ECON 1 Introduction to Economics

MATH 54 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

Statistics

Breadth Course

 

Junior year

FALL

BioE fundamental

BioE lab

BioE 100 Ethics in Science and Engineering

UGBA 100 Business Communication

UGBA 101A Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions

UGBA 105  Leading People

 

SPRING

BioE fundamental

BioE topic

UGBA 107 The Social, Political, and Ethical Environment of Business

UGBA 101B Macroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions

UGBA 102A Introduction to Financial Accounting

UGBA Elective

 

Senior year

FALL

BioE design project/research

BioE topic

UGBA Elective

UGBA 103 Introduction to Finance

UGBA 104 Analytic Decision Modeling Using Spreadsheets

M.E.T. Special Topics

SPRING

Technical topic (must be in engineering)/ Non-business units

Technical topic (must be in engineering)/ Non-business units

Technical topic (must be in engineering)/ Non-business units

UGBA 102B Introduction to Managerial Accounting

UGBA 106 Marketing