School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students have numerous opportunities to participate in research, experiential learning programs, clubs and organizations, and extracurricular activities that complement and enhance their educational experience.
Students may get credit and maintain full time student status while working by enrolling in BE 496. Registration for this course requires departmental approval as well as approval by the internship sponsor. Prior to the junior year, students may register for BE 496 for a maximum of two credit hours, but this will not count as a technical elective. See the requirements at the Department of Biomedical Engineering website.
Students may work with faculty on an individually approved basis, studying topics not offered in formal courses by enrolling in BE 499. This course may be used to satisfy a senior technical elective requirement, with departmental approval. Prior to the junior year, students may register for BE 499 for a maximum of two credit hours, but this will not count as a technical elective. See the requirements at the Department of Biomedical Engineering website.
SEAS Experiential Learning Programs (ELP) help students gain engineering experience that complements the classroom. A major focus is hands-on projects sourced from industry and the community, and self-defined projects. The ELP continuum includes 4 major elements: Tinkering, Intramurals, Internships/Co-Ops and Senior Design.
Students should participate in work experience classes and research opportunities. Independent study, internships, and co-op experiences are available. Students can obtain internships and job experiences through UB's Career Services. The Experiential Learning Network (ELN) is a clearing house for undergraduate research opportunities.
Undergraduate Research and Design Experience
Students may collaborate with faculty on a research project, or develop a new research project under faculty guidance by enrolling in BE 498. See the requirements at this website.
Students participate in BE research and design opportunities through BE 493 and BE 494. These courses make up the two-semester capstone design sequence in which students, working as a team, realize a solution to a real-world biomedical problem.
Engineering today is a global profession. Students can pursue educational opportunities in other countries while maintaining their course of study and timeline to graduation. A summer Engineering Study Abroad Program provides students with the opportunity to travel with a UB faculty member to Troyes, France. UB is also a member of Global E, an exchange program for engineering students. All programs are run by UB Study Abroad Programs.
The Department is supportive of students who wish to study abroad and will work with students to enable this to fit into their academic plans. Students are encouraged to discuss their plans as early as possible with the department and SEAS advisors.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is home to more than thirty engineering clubs and organizations. These clubs focus on many different facets of the engineering field and allow students to gain hands-on experience of the material they learn in the classroom. In addition to networking with professors and professionals, engineering clubs actively carry out research projects, compete in competitions throughout the nation, and participate in community events. Most notably, the engineering clubs participate in the National Engineers Week in February of each year, where each club competes in events such as a paper bridge competition, rocket launches, Battle Bots and more. Student club members also attend both regional and national conferences.
Biomedical Engineering students participate in:
See the UB Student Association for more information.
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students regularly receive accolades for their research activities, participation in national competitions, design projects, internships and more. They participate in the Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi honor societies, and are frequent recipients of nationally-competitive scholarships and awards.
View School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Honors and Awards