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Biomedical Engineering

Solve problems. Innovate. Advance the world of medicine and healthcare.

The Biomedical Engineering curriculum at Stevenson University prepares students to solve important human health-related scientific problems through the application of engineering principles, ideas, methods, and inventions. The program emphasizes critical and creative thinking in addition to technical skills and knowledge and provides students with opportunities to apply these skills and knowledge to the solution of real world problems. A strong foundation in basic sciences and math, including biology, chemistry, physics, and data analysis, coupled with specific biomedical engineering coursework provides students with a broad interdisciplinary background for careers in a wide variety of fields including biomechanics, biotechnology, rehabilitation, medicine and more.

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  • Overview

    Please note: Pending MHEC approval of the program, Stevenson will accept undergraduate students into Biomedical Engineering beginning Fall 2020.

    Bachelor of Science

    Why Study Biomedical Engineering?

    Why Study Biomedical Engineering?

    The biomedical engineering field has grown swiftly in recent years, fueled by breakthroughs in medical research and engineering technologies. Biomedical engineering is now clearly recognized as an integral part of the nation's and the world's efforts to deliver more effective and efficient medical care. In addition to science and engineering coursework that emphasizes teamwork and problem-solving, students in Stevenson’s program will be immersed in the professional setting and gain practical experience through a required internship and a capstone experience that is tailored to their career interests. As a result, students in biomedical engineering will be prepared to play a key role in the research, design, and development of innovations in biomedical procedures and devices. Graduates will also be well-positioned to pursue continuing education in the health professions or graduate studies in engineering or science.

    Upon completion of the degree in Biomedical Engineering, graduates will be able to:

    • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering principles to the description and analysis of living systems.
    • Design and conduct experiments, including the analysis and interpretation of data.
    • Design a system, component, or process that meets desired needs within relevant constraints such as economic, environmental, ethical, safety, sustainability and others.
    • Collaborate effectively to formulate, test and refine an engineering solution to a biomedical problem or issue.
    • Evaluate scientific issues and findings using primary research literature.
    • Communicate scientific and engineering findings or conclusions in written and oral formats appropriate to the audience.
    • Conduct oneself in a manner consistent with the ethical and professional standards of the discipline.
    • Apply academic preparation to professional experiences outside the classroom.
  • Courses & Requirements

    The Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering program will officially begin during the fall 2020 semester. Here is an example of the course offerings for the BME curriculum:

    • BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
    • BME 205 Problem Solving and Design
    • BME 210 Thermodynamics
    • BME 230 Biofluids
    • BME 313 Biostatistics
    • BME 315 Biomaterials
    • BME 320 Biomedical Engineering Internship
    • BME 335 Instrumentation
    • BME 340 Systems Physiology
    • BME 380 Biomechanics
    • BME 450/455/460/465 Biomedical Engineering Capstone (choose one)*

    BME electives (two courses), choose from:

    • BME 330 Bioelectric Systems
    • BME 325 Transport Systems
    • BME 365 Independent Research in Biomedical Engineering
    • BME 425 Synthetic Biology
    • SCI 215 Writing in the Sciences*
    • BIO 113 General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics*
    • BIO 113L General Biology I Laboratory*
    • CHEM 115 General Chemistry I*
    • CHEM 115L General Chemistry I Laboratory*
    • CHEM 116 General Chemistry II
    • CHEM 116L General Chemistry II Laboratory
    • MATH 220 Calculus I*
    • MATH 221 Calculus II
    • MATH 222 Calculus III
    • MATH 321 Differential Equations
    • PHYS 215 General Physics I
    • PHYS 216 General Physics II

    Basic Science Electives (two courses), choose from:

    • BIO 217 Principles of Biochemistry
    • BIO 222 Human Anatomy
    • BIO 230 Genetics
    • BIO 310 Cell Biology
    • BIO 322 Human Physiology
    • BIO 330 Molecular Genetics
    • BIOCH 327 Biochemistry
    • BICH 427 Advanced Biochemistry
    • CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I/CHEM 210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
    • CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II/CHEM 211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
    • CHEM 340 Medicinal and Drug Chemistry

What Can You Do With This Degree?

With a Biomedical Engineering degree, students can embark on many rewarding career choices, including:

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Bioengineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Research Scientist
  • Physician
  • Physical Therapist

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.

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