Biomedical engineers combine the problem-solving ability of engineers with the knowledge of the biological and medical fields to develop new solutions for improving human health, healthcare, and quality of life for all people. Biomedical engineers work in research and development, product design, manufacturing, operations, service, technical sales and marketing, consulting, education, and environmental problem solving. This program provides the scope of knowledge and training for employment in the field and also forms the basis for further study at the graduate level. The curriculum emphasizes four main areas (Imaging, Tissue Engineering, Sensor Materials and Devices, and Computation), and allows for students to obtain depth in areas of their choice through technical electives. The department brings together faculty members from many disciplines to provide an education that will enable our graduates to succeed. Combined with your MBA, you can act as a bridge between technical experts and senior management. In a way, it is a training that allows you to speak two languages (technical and business) thus adding value to your team and to you as an individual employee.
The Biomedical Engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The curriculum is designed to meet several educational objectives. These program education objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates within a few years after graduation. Specific PEOs for Biomedical Engineering are:
- Graduates will use their scientific, technical, and communication skills to contribute to the achievement of the goals and objectives of employers of biomedical engineers.
- Graduates will continue their professional development in biomedical engineering or medicine, including professional licensure, continuing education, and/or graduate study.