Cooperative Education Opportunities in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineers study the human body from an engineering perspective. Working with biologists and medical doctors, bioengineers develop artificial organs, prosthetic devices and medical instruments. Bioengineering has applications beyond the medical realm as well, often crossing over into agricultural and environmental engineering.

  • Design and analysis
  • Research + Development
  • Product Development
  • Testing

Students in Biomedical Engineering have:

  • Used ProEngineer to design and modify specialty knee instruments used in surgery
  • Designed and modified custom hip implants and instruments
  • Manufactured custom instruments in compliance with FDA protocol
  • Conducted patient studies with an orthopedic surgeon
  • Designed and developed a patent-pending bone cement spacer
  • Developed and tested coronary stent implants with research engineers
  • Utilized photo analysis equipment and software for visual inspections of products
  • Evaluated new materials for prototype design of a cathether-based surgical device
  • Created a mechanism which simulated conditions of an abnormal aortic aneurysm
  • Developed and implemented lab models of endovascular implant behavior
  • Assisted the product development team with the design of prototype blood collection tubes
  • Developed testing methods to measure aspects of product quality and reliability
  • Tested prototype tubes for leakage, durability, strength, and safety
  • Developed test methods for surgical blade sharpness evaluation and performance
  • Determined a standard diaphragm thickness based on analysis of test results, which led to the release of the piercable cap product
  • Tested biomedical devices using simulated anatomical procedures
  • Compiled test data and prepared analytical/statistical evaluations
  • Designed a device used for injection mold core pin removal