Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

In 2010, the College of Engineering initiated an undergraduate program in biomedical engineering. This academically intensive program integrates engineering and biomedical sciences throughout the four-year curriculum. The program features eight semesters of engineering design and problem solving focused on challenges at the interface of biology, medicine and engineering, as well as traditional classroom and laboratory learning. The design sequence culminates with the senior year Capstone design project, where students partner with an industry or clinic professional to design a solution to a real-world problem.

The strong, broad foundation in engineering and biomedical sciences in the first two years is followed by in-depth study in an area of each student's choosing. Three general areas of concentration are available:

  • biomaterials
  • biomechanics
  • biomedical instrumentation

Students have the opportunity to participate in biomedical engineering research during their undergraduate program.

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Admission

Admission to the program is by secondary application that is separate from the standard university application. You will not be considered an applicant for the BME program until both (two) applications are submitted.

Information for Admitted Students

Accreditation

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The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accredittion Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

  • As of Fall 2016, there are 89 students enrolled in the BSBME Program divided over four cohorts plus super-seniors (1).
  • The first cohort of students graduated in May 2014, and a total of 59 students have been conferred BSBME degrees since program inception. 
    • 17 students graduated in 2014
    • 19 students graduated in 2015
    • 23 students graduated in May and August 2016
  • Detailed information on enrollment and graduation can be obtained through the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).