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The Department of Biomedical Engineering provides excellence in education, discovering and disseminating new knowledge, and developing students into tomorrow’s leaders and problem solvers. To prepare you for functioning effectively in a medically or biologically oriented problem-solving environment — which includes the need to communicate with life scientists, physicians and other health care providers; collect and analyze experimental or clinical data; understand the capabilities and limitations of sophisticated instrumentation; and understand the principles of design — a solid foundation in the mathematical, physical and life sciences is essential. That is why our biomedical engineering undergraduate curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature, incorporating courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering.
The Biomedical Engineering Department offers three distinct undergraduate majors, as well as a five-year joint bachelor's/master's in biomedical engineering.
- Upon graduation from the Biomedical Engineering program, you will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to solve problems encountered in the field
- Design and conduct experiments
- Analyze and interpret data
- Design a system component or process to meet desired needs with realistic constraints;
- Function on multi-disciplinary teams
- Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
- Understand professional and ethical responsibility
- Convey technical information in written and oral form to technical and nontechnical persons
- Understand the impact of engineering solutions on people, cultures and environments
- Recognize the need for and ability to engage in lifelong learning
- Apply knowledge of contemporary issues
- Use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
While not specified as a student outcome, the program will also assess your fulfillment of the following biomedical engineering program criteria:
- Your understanding of biology and physiology
- Your ability to apply mathematics, science and engineering to problems at the interface of engineering and biology
- Your ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems
Within a few years of receiving your undergraduate degree from the biomedical engineering program, you will be expected to:
- Participate as a technical contributor and member of a design and/or development team
- Communicate effectively with individuals and teams with a wide variety of backgrounds
- Pursue a professional or graduate degree or employment in the biomedical industry
- Understand the legal, ethical, economic, regulatory and social requirements of medical device design and biomedical engineering research
- Define, solve and implement solutions to a problem
- Progress in developing leadership skills
- Engage in lifelong learning.
If you’re ready to take the first steps toward becoming an undergraduate student in the Biomedical Engineering Department, including evaluating the majors and reviewing the aid available to help you finance your education, we’re here to support you!