Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineers apply engineering design and analysis techniques to problems at the interface between physical and biological systems. Our program is broad-based and multidisciplinary, designed to produce graduates who are prepared for careers in the biotech industry, to enter medical school, or to continue their education in graduate or professional school.

Biomedical Engineers are involved in the design and manufacture of devices and instruments which aid physicians in medical diagnosis and treatment of disease and improve the quality of life for people whose natural bodily functions are impaired by disease or trauma.

Examples of such equipment and devices include total implantable hearts, pacemakers and defibrillators, imaging devices (e.g. CAT scans, MRI, f-MRI, Ultrasound, PET, SPECT, etc.), prostheses (artificial arms and legs, bionic arms), replacement parts (e.g. knees, hips, artificial corneas, artificial hearing, spinal chord discs, etc.), implantable artificial pancreas, portable EKG machines, Heart-Lung machines, as well as many others.

To be able to work in these areas, Stevens biomedical engineers are exposed to a broad curriculum that not only trains them in the fundamentals of math, science and engineering, but also in biology, physiology and the interactions of engineering materials with biological surfaces. The program has a very strong design component and extensive laboratory experience in making measurements on living systems.

Biomedical Engineering course sequence

Mission
The Stevens biomedical engineering program produces graduates who possess a broad foundation in engineering and liberal arts, combined with a depth of disciplinary knowledge.  This knowledge is mandatory for success in a biomedical engineering career.  Biomedical engineering is also an enabling step for a career in medicine, dentistry, business or law.

Our Goals
The objectives of the biomedical engineering program are to prepare students to:

  • Obtain employment and succeed in careers with companies and government organizations in the biomedical field, such as those in the areas of implant and device design and manufacturing, biomaterials, medical instrumentation, medical imaging, healthcare, oversight and research;
  • Utilize their broad-based education to define and solve complex problems, particularly those related to design, in the biomedical engineering field and effectively communicate the results;
  • Understand and take responsibility for social, ethical and economic factors related to biomedical engineering and its application;
  • Function effectively on and provide leadership to multidisciplinary teams;
  • Demonstrate a facility to seek and use knowledge as the foundation for lifelong learning;
  • Be prepared for successful advanced study in biomedical engineering or entry to graduate professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, business or law.

Biomedical Engineers apply engineering design and analysis techniques to problems at the interface between physical and biological systems. Our program is broad-based and multidisciplinary, designed to produce graduates who are prepared for careers in the biotech industry, to enter medical school, or to continue their education in graduate or professional school.

Biomedical Engineers are involved in the design and manufacture of devices and instruments which aid physicians in medical diagnosis and treatment of disease and improve the quality of life for people whose natural bodily functions are impaired by disease or trauma.

Examples of such equipment and devices include total implantable hearts, pacemakers and defibrillators, imaging devices (e.g. CAT scans, MRI, f-MRI, Ultrasound, PET, SPECT, etc.), prostheses (artificial arms and legs, bionic arms), replacement parts (e.g. knees, hips, artificial corneas, artificial hearing, spinal chord discs, etc.), implantable artificial pancreas, portable EKG machines, Heart-Lung machines, as well as many others.

To be able to work in these areas, Stevens biomedical engineers are exposed to a broad curriculum that not only trains them in the fundamentals of math, science and engineering, but also in biology, physiology and the interactions of engineering materials with biological surfaces. The program has a very strong design component and extensive laboratory experience in making measurements on living systems.