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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineers combine an ability for problem solving with technical knowledge in biology, healthcare and engineering. They also share a desire to help humankind. Some subdisciplines within biomedical engineering include the design and development of active and passive medical devices, biomaterials, orthopedic implants, medical imaging, neuromodulation devices, biomedical signal processing, tissue and stem cell engineering and clinical engineering.

  • Develop new implantable and external medical devices
  • Participate in the artificial recreation of human organs for transplants
  • Test, implement and develop new medical tools or diagnostic devices

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will be employed as a biomedical engineer, or engineer, scientist, or professional in a degree-related field, or pursue full-time graduate or professional studies; 
  2. Graduates will apply their knowledge, skills, critical thinking and creativity to identify, analyze, and solve problems during the design, development, implementation and improvement phases of projects; 
  3. Graduates will communicate effectively, excel at interdisciplinary collaboration, and exhibit ethical behavior, professionalism and a respect for diversity as they pursue a career in industry; 
  4. Graduates will pursue lifelong learning to stay abreast of emerging technological challenges and opportunities, as well as regulatory developments and ethical concerns. 

Program Criteria

  • Applying principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, chemistry, calculus-based physics, mathematics (through differential equations) and statistics;
  • Solving bio/biomedical engineering problems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems;
  • Analyzing, modeling, designing, and realizing bio/biomedical engineering devices, systems, components, or processes; and
  • Making measurements on and interpreting data from living systems.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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