Biomedical engineering combines engineering expertise with medical needs for the enhancement of health care. It is a branch of engineering in which knowledge and skills are developed and applied to define and solve problems in biology and medicine. Students choose the biomedical engineering field to be of service to people, for the excitement of working with living systems, and to apply advanced technology to the complex problems of medical care. Biomedical engineers may be called upon to design instruments and devices, to bring together knowledge from many sources to develop new procedures, or to carry out research to acquire knowledge needed to solve new problems.
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At the undergraduate level, the department offers a four-year engineering curriculum leading to a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, which prepares students for a wide variety of careers in biomedical engineering including: industry, hospitals, research laboratories, or further education in graduate school.
A four-year engineering curriculum is available that together with required premedical courses, leads to a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering: Premedical. It is one of many majors that can serve as preparation for further training in medical, veterinary, or allied health professions. It is also suitable for students interested in pursuing graduate work in biomedical engineering, and other biomedical areas such a physiology, neurosciences and bioinformatics. The curriculum has less engineering content, and more of a biological sciences focus than the biomedical engineering major.
Questions about BME undergraduate programs?
Contact BME undergraduate program advisor.