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Biomedical Engineering BS/MBA - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 09.05 BIO- BIOMEDICAL ENGINRNG, CIP: 14.0501 Biomedical/Medical Engineering)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

332 Bonner Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1920

Albert H. Titus

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Associated Subjects

Academic Opportunities

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students have numerous opportunities to participate in research, experiential learning programs, student clubs and organizations, and extracurricular activities that complement and enhance their educational experience.

Students may receive credit and maintain full time student status while working by enrolling in BE 496 Undergraduate Internship. Registration for this course requires departmental approval as well as approval by the internship sponsor. This courses may be used to satisfy a senior technical elective requirement with departmental approval.

Independent Study

Students may work with faculty on an individually approved basis, studying topics not offered in formal courses by enrolling in BE 499 Independent Study. This course may be used to satisfy a senior technical elective requirement with departmental approval.

Experiential Learning

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.

Study Abroad

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.

Extracurricular Activities

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is home to over thirty engineering clubs and organizations. These clubs focus on many different facets of engineering 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, 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.

Honors and Awards

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

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:40:53