Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering


The curriculum follows a standard first-year engineering sequence of mathematics, sciences (including chemistry, physics), English and introductory engineering courses. These topics have follow-up courses during the second year and expand to include life sciences (biology, organic chemistry), as well as engineering sciences and initial biomedical engineering courses. Life sciences and engineering sciences continue in the third year, but the focus is on biomedical engineering with biomedical measurement and techniques labs and the “domain” courses.

BME Domains:

  • Bioimaging
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biotransport
  • Micro-/Nano-Biotechnologies
  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering

The fourth year has three distinctive features: a requirement for students to take an advanced-level BME course as a follow-up to one of the domain classes, an individually designed and approved two-course sequence of technical engineering electives and the two-semester team design project. These design projects will be based on interdisciplinary student engineering teams with four to five members who will work with a specific disabled client from the local community. 

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Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Bioengineering, Biomedical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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