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The BME Department provides excellence in education, discovering and disseminating new knowledge and developing students into tomorrow’s leaders and problem solvers. In order 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 healthcare 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.

In fact, we have established the following student learning outcomes for our undergraduate students, including:

  • Applying knowledge of math, science and engineering to solve problems encountered in the biomedical field.
  • Designing and conducting experiments; analyzing and interpreting the data.
  • Designing a system component or process to meet desired needs with realistic constraints.
  • The ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • The ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • Understanding professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Conveying technical information in written and oral form to technical and nontechnical persons.
  • Understanding the impact of engineering solutions on people, cultures and environments.
  • Recognizing the need for and ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • The ability to 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 math, 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 on how you can become an undergraduate student in the BME Department, including evaluating the programs, submitting your application for consideration and reviewing the aid available to help you finance your education, we’re here to support you!

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If you have any questions or comments regarding the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Biomedical Engineering, we are here to help!

(414) 288-3375 (for Marquette)
(414) 955-8671 (for MCW)

Mailing Address:
Olin Engineering Center
Room 206
1515 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233