Biomedical Engineering

biomedical engineering

WHAT IS BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (BME)?

This major is part of the BEP Exploration GroupHealth & Medicine Exploration Group, and Math & Engineering Exploration Group

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Pacemakers, lasers, life support systems, and medical imaging techniques are all products of teams of biomedical engineers. Biomedical Engineering is the combination of fundamentals in engineering, biology, and medicine. Through cross-disciplinary studies, students work to improve health care by applying analytical and experimental techniques to medical needs. Biomedical engineers study biological structures and apply this knowledge to design medical devices and evaluate new tools used to diagnose disease and repair/ replace diseased organs. Individuals who choose this engineering major usually do so because they want to work in the health field and because they want to be of service to people.

The Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program educational objectives are that our alumni/ae: will be engaged in professional practice as biomedical engineers and/or biomedical scientists in occupational settings involving human health and well-being; will advance in their professional careers; and will engage in professional development, or post-graduate education, to continuing their self-development in biomedical engineering or other related fields.

HOW TO DECLARE:

APPLICATION REQUIRED. Admission is very competitive and requires a strong GPA (3.4 desired) along with the completion of specific courses. Find more information and the application here.

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

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HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:

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ENGR 1166 - Foundations of Engineering (Major Requirement)

MATH 1131Q - Calculus 1 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: Q Course)

BIOL 1107 - Principles of Biology 1 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)

CHEM 1127Q - General Chemistry (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)

 

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

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