About the Program
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.
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Biomedical Engineering is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
130 Credits for Graduation
* Courses used to calculate BME Major GPA