Get ready to roll up your sleeves and work with the latest technologies in bioengineering!

Bioengineering Immersion is an intensive, experiential, and project-based program for talented high school students who want to deepen their understanding of bioengineering and build a toolbox of technical skills.

Over the course of two weeks, students will learn the basics of bioengineering and engineering design principles from our world-renowned research faculty while working on cutting-edge projects, such as 3D printing artificial implants. Students will complete labs on tissue engineering, medical implant design and testing, and biomedical circuit design, and will leave the program with 3D printed parts designed in SOLIDWORKS and a powerpoint presentation for their portfolio.

Students in this program will be making site visits to engineering companies to see first-hand how new technologies are being used and to learn about the many career paths in the field. Previous visits have seen how Conformis makes custom total knee replacements, Mitek sports medicine creates devices for minimally invasive surgery, and AstraZeneca develops new drugs.
There will also be a panel of current bioengineering students fielding questions and talking about their co-ops, courses, and campus experience.

Learning Outcomes

Students accepted into the program will gain a comprehensive understanding of the field of bioengineering –
from basic principles to final product design and marketing.

Students will learn…

The Fundamentals

The basics of bioengineering and engineering design principles.

Industry Software

How to use the latest in computational and patient-specific design software (including SOLIDWORKS and Mimics) to create models of human anatomy from medical image data.

Lab Techniques

Fundamental lab techniques for bio-based design, such as cell culturing for tissue engineering.

Real World Process

The design, analysis, and prototyping process for each type of design. These include projects in 3D printing, both for artificial implants and bioprinting of cell-based structures, design and mechanical testing of bone implants, and creating circuits to measure physiological signals in humans. Project design phases will include initial needs assessments, initial and final design proposals, and fabrication of prototypes using advanced manufacturing techniques.


Engineering entrepreneurship, including developing new ideas for commercialization, creating a proposal to develop a new innovation, raising funds to pursue the idea, and finally bringing that idea to market.

Program Prerequisite

While not required, CAD experience and basic knowledge of biology, physics, circuit design are helpful.

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Program Tuition

The program tuition is $5,895.

About Northeastern

Northeastern is a top ranking experiential research university that prides itself on academic rigor, a diverse and talented population of students and faculty, and a powerful learning model that combines the classroom experience with hands-on work experience.

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