Biomedical Engineering applies principles and methods of engineering and life sciences to design solutions for human biology and medicine.
Undergraduate students take life-science courses in combination with engineering design courses, studying physical and chemical properties of human tissues in order to design more effective implants. Other areas and projects include cell and tissue research, as well as the design of new biomaterials for use in medical therapies.
The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering is housed in a state-of-the-art building designed to enhance both teaching and research. The $25-million, 91,000-square-foot facility (completed in spring 2006) will accommodate the rapid growth of biomedical engineering and its exponential increase in job opportunities.
Programs of focus include biomaterials, musculoskeletal biomechanics, tissue engineering, medical imaging, cardiovascular instrumentation, therapeutic and diagnostic devices, and biological signal processing.
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
206 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2032
Phone: (765) 494-2995
Weldon BME Undergraduate Program
BME Undergraduate Webpage
For Graduate Information please see Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Information .