The Biomedical Engineering Program offers a strong undergraduate education leading to a BSBE degree in Biomedical Engineering. Within the one degree, students have three major options:
The biomedical engineering program seeks to provide an educational program that will prepare graduates to:
The biomedical engineering curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature, incorporating courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering.
A solid foundation in the mathematical, physical and life sciences is necessary for the engineer to function effectively in a medically or biologically oriented problem-solving environment.
Biomedical engineers must communicate with life scientists, physicians and other health care providers to describe and model complex biological systems; collect and analyze experimental or clinical data; understand the capabilities and limitations of sophisticated instrumentation; and understand the principles of design.
The Five-Year BS/MS Program allows qualified students to receive a bachelor of science and a master of science in biomedical engineering in just five years. Students with qualifying grade point averages enroll in the program during their junior year. They begin their thesis research the summer between their junior and senior years. Their research laboratory experience will continue during the summer between their senior and fifth years and throughout their fifth year, culminating in the preparation of a written thesis and defense.