http://www.miami.edu/bme

Dept. Code:  BME

Introduction

Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary field that addresses problems at the interface of engineering, medicine, and the life sciences. Examples include the design of medical devices, implants and prostheses; the development of new biomaterials or drug delivery systems; the engineering of cells and tissues; the design of optical and laser systems for diagnostic and therapy; the development of medical imaging systems and algorithms for medical image processing; and the acquisition, interpretation and use of physiological signals to assess and control physiological function, such as the use of brain signals to control movement in brain computer interfaces. Biomedical engineering has an impact on virtually all fields of medicine.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami was formally created in 1979 as a graduate program. The four-year undergraduate program leading to the B.S degree in BME was established approximately ten years later to address the need for professional biomedical engineers. The undergraduate BME program at the University of Miami was the first of its kind in Florida, with the first class of B.S.B.E. students graduating in 1993. It has been continuously accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) since 1997. The Department of Biomedical Engineering also offers graduate courses leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees and it includes a graduate program in Medical Physics. The PhD program in Biomedical Engineering is also a degree-granting program of the University’s MD/PhD program. In addition, qualified undergraduate students may apply for the combined BS/MS program (details are provided following the curricula for the BS degrees).

Graduates of the biomedical engineering undergraduate program find employment in industry or continue their studies either in graduate school or in a professional school in medicine and other health-related disciplines (such as dentistry, optometry, orthotics), law or business.

Some special features of the program include the small class size and open-door policy of the faculty, which facilitates student-faculty interaction. The Department has very strong ties with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and with industry. Undergraduate students have a wide range of research and internship opportunities in some of the leading research laboratories in their respective field. The Department strongly encourages undergraduate student participation in research and professional activities.

Program Description

Curriculum

The two educational objectives of the Biomedical Engineering program are achieved via the implementation of a curriculum with four parallel concentrations which include a common core and concentration-specific courses. The core curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation in the basic sciences and in engineering. Concentration-specific courses provide the depth required to be proficient engineers.

The four concentrations are:

  •  Biomaterials and Tissue (B)
  •  Electrical (E),
  •  Mechanical (M),
  •  Premedical (P)

The Biomaterials and Tissue concentration provides training in the fundamental aspects of cell and tissue biology, design of biomaterial scaffolds and implants, and the application of tissue engineered constructs toward repair, restoration, and regeneration of damaged cells, tissues and organs. The Electrical concentration provides training in the fundamental aspects of electronics and signal processing, design of instrumentation, sensors, imaging systems and neural interfaces, and the application of biomedical technology to the measurement, control and rehabilitation of tissue and organ function. The Mechanical concentration provides training in the fundamental aspects of solid, fluid, and computational mechanics, design and modeling of biomedical devices such as artificial implants, and prostheses and the application of biomechanical principles toward assessment and restoration of tissue and organ function.  The Premedical concentration is designed for students who plan to seek admission to medical school. In addition to providing core training in biomedical engineering, the Premedical concentration ensures that students meet the general requirements for admission to medical school.

The curriculum is designed to provide all graduates with the analytical and design skills required to formulate and solve problems at the interface of engineering, medicine and the life sciences. Required courses in the humanities and social sciences provide students with an awareness of social, ethical and environmental issues related to their profession. The curriculum has been carefully designed with the prerequisite structure in mind so that students have to draw from previously acquired knowledge to complete the upper level course requirements successfully. The curriculum includes two or three technical electives selected by the student based on their individual professional interests. The curriculum places a special emphasis on written and oral communication skills. Many of the Biomedical Engineering courses, as well as the capstone design project, include a requirement for a written term paper and oral presentation on a course-related topic related to the class.

Advanced Writing and Communication Skills

Biomedical Engineering students satisfy the University’s Advanced Writing and Communication Skills requirement by completing a set of classroom courses, laboratory courses and design courses where they learn effective oral, graphical and technical writing skills. 

Design Experience

The biomedical engineering design experience is integrated in the curriculum throughout the four years of study, starting in the freshman year with the Introduction to Biomedical Engineering course. Each semester includes classroom or laboratory courses which place a heavy emphasis on theoretical and practical biomedical engineering design concepts.  In the second semester of the junior year, students complete a 3 credit-hour course which covers the principles of biomedical engineering design, from problem identification and design conception to implementation and testing, including regulatory aspects. The design experience culminates in the senior year with a yearlong capstone Senior Design Project. The Senior Design Project is typically completed by teams of two to four students who build on their knowledge and previous design experience to solve one major design problem which integrates the various components of the curriculum.

Teaching and Design Laboratories

The Department of Biomedical Engineering houses several teaching laboratories which provide students hands-on experience in core areas of the curriculum, including cell and tissue engineering, tissue mechanics, medical instrumentation, measurements, and optics and physiology, among others. In particular, the Ben-Josef Cell and Tissue Laboratory provides undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hand-on experience in the field of cell and tissue engineering, biomaterials and tissue mechanics. The Department also houses a state-of-the art Scanning Electron Microscope and 3D printer which are used by students in their design and research projects. In addition, students have access to the College of Engineering’s maker space and Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing Center of Excellence Collaborative Laboratory. The facility provides access to a wide variety of advanced 3-D printers and fabrication equipment, and has a full-time engineer/scientist available for training purposes. Students can use the facility for their design projects. 

Undergraduate Research and Internships

Biomedical Engineering students are strongly encouraged to gain research or professional experience through internships. Most undergraduate students conduct research in laboratories at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and at the School of Medicine, or are hired as interns by the local biomedical industry.

Degree Programs

The department offers one degree program with four concentrations: Electrical, Mechanical, Biomaterials and Tissue, and Premed. A list of the core science and engineering courses common to all four concentrations is provided below, followed by a tabular listing of the course requirements for the degree Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering for each concentration.

Dual Major

The College of Engineering offers a dual major in Biomedical Engineering for students that are majoring in another engineering Department. In order to obtain the dual major in Biomedical Engineering, the student will have to obtain, in parallel, a major in one of the fundamental engineering programs, plus 24 credit hours of course work, including 19 credit hours of required course work and 5 credit hours of elective course work from the lists given below. Of this total of 24 credit hours, at least 12 have to be at the level of 400 and above.

The required courses for the dual major are:

BME 265Medical Systems Physiology3
BME 335Biomaterials3
BME 375Fundamentals of Biomechanics3
BME 440Biomedical Measurements4
BME 470Biomedical Signal Analysis3
BME 480Biomedical Instrumentation3
Total Credit Hours19

The electives are to be chosen from the BME course list.

Curriculum Requirements

Biomaterials and Tissue Concentration

Students in the Biomaterials and Tissue concentration are required to complete the following courses:

Engineering Courses
BME 111Introduction to Engineering I3
BME 112Introduction to Biomedical Engineering2
BME 211Introduction to Programming for Biomedical Engineers3
BME 265Medical Systems Physiology3
BME 266Human Physiology Laboratory1
BME 302Cellular Engineering3
BME 303Cell Engineering Lab1
BME 310Mathematical Analysis in Biomedical Engineering3
BME 330Foundations of Medical Imaging3
BME 335Biomaterials3
BME 375Fundamentals of Biomechanics3
BME 401Biomedical Design3
BME 402Senior Design I2
BME 403Senior Design II1
BME 440Biomedical Measurements4
BME 450Biomedical Transport Phenomena3
BME 470Biomedical Signal Analysis3
BME 480Biomedical Instrumentation3
BME 512Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices3
BME 535Advanced Biomaterials3
BME 565Principles of Cellular and Tissue Engineering3
BME 567Tissue Engineering Lab1
ECE 201Electrical Circuit Theory3
Technical Electives6
Math and Science Courses
BIL 150General Biology4
BIL 151General Biology Laboratory1
BME 312Biomedical Statistics and Data Analysis3
CHM 121Principles of Chemistry4
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 205Chemical Dynamics Laboratory1
CHM 221Introduction to Structure and Dynamics4
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours131

Curriculum Requirements

Electrical Concentration

Students in the Electrical concentration are required to complete the following courses:

Engineering Courses
BME 111Introduction to Engineering I3
BME 112Introduction to Biomedical Engineering2
BME 211Introduction to Programming for Biomedical Engineers3
BME 265Medical Systems Physiology3
BME 266Human Physiology Laboratory1
BME 310Mathematical Analysis in Biomedical Engineering3
BME 330Foundations of Medical Imaging3
BME 335Biomaterials3
BME 375Fundamentals of Biomechanics3
BME 401Biomedical Design3
BME 402Senior Design I2
BME 403Senior Design II1
BME 440Biomedical Measurements4
BME 450Biomedical Transport Phenomena3
BME 470Biomedical Signal Analysis3
BME 480Biomedical Instrumentation3
BME 507LabView Applications for Biomedical Engineering1
BME 512Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices3
BME 540Microcomputer-Based Medical Instrumentation3
BME 541Medical Electronic Systems Laboratory2
ECE 201Electrical Circuit Theory3
ECE 202Electronics I3
ECE 203Electrical Circuits Laboratory1
ECE 211Logic Design3
ECE 315Digital Design Laboratory1
Technical Electives6
Technical Elective Lab1
Math and Science Courses
BIL 150General Biology4
BIL 151General Biology Laboratory1
BME 312Biomedical Statistics and Data Analysis3
CHM 121Principles of Chemistry4
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours130

Curriculum Requirements

Mechanical Concentration

Students in the Mechanical concentration are required to complete the following courses:

Engineering Courses
BME 111Introduction to Engineering I3
BME 112Introduction to Biomedical Engineering2
BME 211Introduction to Programming for Biomedical Engineers3
BME 265Medical Systems Physiology3
BME 266Human Physiology Laboratory1
BME 303Cell Engineering Lab1
or ECE 303 Electronics Laboratory
BME 310Mathematical Analysis in Biomedical Engineering3
BME 330Foundations of Medical Imaging3
BME 335Biomaterials3
BME 375Fundamentals of Biomechanics3
BME 401Biomedical Design3
BME 402Senior Design I2
BME 403Senior Design II1
BME 440Biomedical Measurements4
BME 450Biomedical Transport Phenomena3
BME 460Introduction to Physiological Fluid Mechanics3
BME 470Biomedical Signal Analysis3
BME 480Biomedical Instrumentation3
BME 506Computer Aided Design in Biomedical Engineering1
BME 512Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices3
BME 575Tissue Mechanics3
ECE 201Electrical Circuit Theory3
CAE 210Mechanics of Solids I3
MAE 202Dynamics3
Technical Electives6
Technical Elective Lab1
Math and Science Courses
BIL 150General Biology4
BIL 151General Biology Laboratory1
BME 312Biomedical Statistics and Data Analysis3
CHM 121Principles of Chemistry4
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours130

Curriculum Requirements

Pre-Med Concentration

Students in the Pre-Med concentration are required to complete the following courses:

Engineering Courses
BME 111Introduction to Engineering I3
BME 112Introduction to Biomedical Engineering2
BME 211Introduction to Programming for Biomedical Engineers3
BME 265Medical Systems Physiology3
BME 266Human Physiology Laboratory1
BME 303Cell Engineering Lab1
BME 310Mathematical Analysis in Biomedical Engineering3
BME 330Foundations of Medical Imaging3
BME 335Biomaterials3
BME 375Fundamentals of Biomechanics3
BME 401Biomedical Design3
BME 402Senior Design I2
BME 403Senior Design II1
BME 440Biomedical Measurements4
BME 450Biomedical Transport Phenomena3
BME 470Biomedical Signal Analysis3
BME 480Biomedical Instrumentation3
BME 512Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices3
ECE 201Electrical Circuit Theory3
Advanced Bioscience Elective6
Technical Elective3
Technical Elective Lab1
Technical or Science Lab Elective1
Math and Science Courses
BIL 150General Biology4
BIL 151General Biology Laboratory1
BIL 160Evolution and Biodiversity4
BIL 161Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory1
BME 312Biomedical Statistics and Data Analysis3
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 121Principles of Chemistry4
CHM 205Chemical Dynamics Laboratory1
CHM 221Introduction to Structure and Dynamics4
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours133

Suggested Plan of Study

Biomaterials and Tissue Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BME 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BME 112 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 2
CHM 121 Principles of Chemistry 4
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours18
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
BME 302 Cellular Engineering 3
BME 303 Cell Engineering Lab 1
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
BME 211 Introduction to Programming for Biomedical Engineers 3
BME 265 Medical Systems Physiology 3
BME 266 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
CHM 221 Introduction to Structure and Dynamics 4
CHM 205 Chemical Dynamics Laboratory 1
BME 310 Mathematical Analysis in Biomedical Engineering 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
Fall
BME 312 Biomedical Statistics and Data Analysis 3
BME 330 Foundations of Medical Imaging 3
BME 335 Biomaterials 3
BME 375 Fundamentals of Biomechanics 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BME 401 Biomedical Design 3
BME 450 Biomedical Transport Phenomena 3
BME 470 Biomedical Signal Analysis 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 6
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
BME 402 Senior Design I 2
BME 440 Biomedical Measurements 4
BME 565 Principles of Cellular and Tissue Engineering 3
BME 567 Tissue Engineering Lab 1
Technical Elective 2 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BME 403 Senior Design II 1
BME 480 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
BME 512 Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices 3
BME 535 Advanced Biomaterials 3
Technical Elective 2 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours131

Suggested Plan of Study

Electrical Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BME 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BME 112 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 2
CHM 121 Principles of Chemistry 4
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours18
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BME 211 Introduction to Programming for Biomedical Engineers 3
BME 265 Medical Systems Physiology 3
BME 266 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
BME 310 Mathematical Analysis in Biomedical Engineering 3
ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
BME 312 Biomedical Statistics and Data Analysis 3
BME 375 Fundamentals of Biomechanics 3
BME 450 Biomedical Transport Phenomena 3
ECE 202 Electronics I 3
ECE 211 Logic Design 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BME 330 Foundations of Medical Imaging 3
BME 335 Biomaterials 3
BME 401 Biomedical Design 3
BME 440 Biomedical Measurements 4
ECE 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
Fall
BME 402 Senior Design I 2
BME 470 Biomedical Signal Analysis 3
BME 507 LabView Applications for Biomedical Engineering 1
BME 512 Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices 3
Technical Elective 2 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BME 403 Senior Design II 1
BME 480 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
BME 540 Microcomputer-Based Medical Instrumentation 3
BME 541 Medical Electronic Systems Laboratory 2
Technical Elective 2 3
Technical Elective Lab 3 1
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours130

Suggested Plan of Study

Mechanical Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BME 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BME 112 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 2
CHM 121 Principles of Chemistry 4
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours18
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
BME 211 Introduction to Programming for Biomedical Engineers 3
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BME 265 Medical Systems Physiology 3
BME 266 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
CAE 210 Mechanics of Solids I 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
ECE 203 or BME 303 Electrical Circuits Laboratory
or Cell Engineering Lab
1
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
BME 310 Mathematical Analysis in Biomedical Engineering 3
BME 312 Biomedical Statistics and Data Analysis 3
BME 330 Foundations of Medical Imaging 3
BME 440 Biomedical Measurements 4
MAE 202 Dynamics 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BME 335 Biomaterials 3
BME 375 Fundamentals of Biomechanics 3
BME 401 Biomedical Design 3
BME 460 Introduction to Physiological Fluid Mechanics 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
BME 402 Senior Design I 2
BME 480 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
BME 506 Computer Aided Design in Biomedical Engineering 1
BME 575 Tissue Mechanics 3
Technical Elective 2 3
Technical Elective Lab 3 1
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BME 403 Senior Design II 1
BME 450 Biomedical Transport Phenomena 3
BME 470 Biomedical Signal Analysis 3
BME 512 Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices 3
Technical Elective 2 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours130

Suggested Plan of Study

Pre-Med Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BME 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BME 112 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 2
CHM 121 Principles of Chemistry 4
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours18
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
BME 211 Introduction to Programming for Biomedical Engineers 3
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
CHM 221 Introduction to Structure and Dynamics 4
 Credit Hours18
Spring
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
BME 265 Medical Systems Physiology 3
BME 266 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
CHM 205 Chemical Dynamics Laboratory 1
CHM 222 Organic Reactions and Synthesis 4 4
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
Fall
BME 303 Cell Engineering Lab 1
BME 310 Mathematical Analysis in Biomedical Engineering 3
BME 335 Biomaterials 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
CHM 206 Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory 5 1
BMB 401 Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences 4 4
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BME 312 Biomedical Statistics and Data Analysis 3
BME 375 Fundamentals of Biomechanics 3
BME 401 Biomedical Design 3
BME 440 Biomedical Measurements 4
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
Fall
BME 330 Foundations of Medical Imaging 3
BME 402 Senior Design I 2
BME 470 Biomedical Signal Analysis 3
BME 512 Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices 3
Technical Elective Lab 3 1
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BME 403 Senior Design II 1
BME 450 Biomedical Transport Phenomena 3
BME 480 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
Technical Elective 2 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 6
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours133

Mission

The mission of the biomedical engineering program is to prepare students to become knowledgeable and skilled engineers with an understanding of the ethical and other professional aspects of biomedical engineering. Design skills and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team are emphasized.

Goals

The educational objectives of the program are to graduate engineers who will apply their knowledge, technical skills, and ability to solve problems at the interface of engineering and life sciences. Within a few years after graduation they will be:

  1. Working as professionals in biomedical engineering or related fields.
  2. Continuing their education to advance their careers through professional development activities or through the pursuit of advanced degrees.     

Student Learning 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.