Biomedical Engineering Program

Mission

The educational mission of Biomedical Engineering (BME) Program is to deliver high quality undergraduate education which combines balanced theoretical and practical topics in Biological, Medical and Electrical systems. Graduates of the program will have a mastery of fundamental knowledge in a variety of Biomedical Engineering fields, management, and entrepreneurial skills. Graduates will be qualified to pursue successful careers in their profession or graduate studies in different areas.

Objectives

The educational objectives of the program are determined to support career advancement of the graduates as they pursue their career goals. The graduates will:
  1. Design, optimize and maintain biomedical systems in tune with community needs and environmental concerns
  2. Be able to develop and integrate new technologies as they emerge
  3. Engage in a technical/managerial role in diverse teams
  4. Pursue entrepreneurial initiatives and launch startup companies
  5. Communicate effectively and use resources skillfully in projects development

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program graduates shall be able to:
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Degree Requirements

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering consists of 150 credit-hours of course work + ICDL.

Career Opportunities

Biomedical engineers are responsible for the creation of artificial organs, automated patient monitoring, blood chemistry sensors, advanced therapeutic and surgical devices, application of expert systems and artificial intelligence to clinical decision making, design of optimal clinical laboratories, medical imaging systems, computer modeling of physiological systems, biomaterials design, and biomechanics for injury and wound healing, among many others.

Program Overview