COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE

Biomedical Engineering

Program Highlights

As an interdisciplinary field, biomedical engineering sees students from many backgrounds, from mechanical engineering to medicine. This program produces graduates qualified for engineering and/or management positions or continuing study at the graduate/professional level. Biomedical engineering provides excellent educational environment, well-qualified and dedicated faculty and staff, excellent facilities and a high level of faculty-student interaction. The Biomedical Engineering Center is physically adjoined to the Institute for Micromanufacturing, a modern micromechanical miniaturization design and manufacturing facility that complements the activities conducted in the Biomedical Engineering Center. Research activities include nanoscience, cellular modeling, biotransport, phenomena, neuroscience, neural engineering, rehabilitation engineering, biomaterials engineering, tissue engineering, biomicro/nanodevices and systems, and drug delivery.

Job Opportunities

  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Government agencies
  • Medical, law, veterinary school

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Advising Materials

For a list of prerequisites and required courses, select the curriculum sheet below.

Biomedical Engineering Curriculum Sheet

Advisory Board

The Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board was founded in 1989. The board includes 12 members who are alumni and friends of the Biomedical Engineering program from a variety of career paths, including industry, academia and medical school. The board advises the program on academic, research, and service matters. It considers matters such as recruiting, curriculum development, course content, laboratory equipment, program enhancement, and student placement. Two meetings are held annually. The fall meeting is held the day after the senior honors banquet, typically a Friday in late October or early November. An important service provided by the board members at this meeting is to hold mock interviews for our seniors to help prepare them as they begin their post-graduate careers. The spring meeting is held in early May and is combined with the college’s senior design conference. Board members attend the seniors’ project presentations and provide feedback on the quality of the projects. One role that they perform during the fall is to act as interviewers in a “mock interview” segment of the Biomedical Senior Seminar course. During the spring meeting, they provide feedback on the students’ senior design projects and they also interact directly with students to provide feedback about their experiences with the program’s courses, faculty and other elements in an anonymous manner.

Advisory Board Members – In Progress