Degree Type
Sc.B.
More Information

The Sc.B. program in Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/. It is jointly offered by the School of Engineering and the Division of Biology and Medicine as an interdisciplinary concentration designed for students interested in applying the methods and tools of engineering to the subject matter of biology and the life sciences. The education objectives of the Biomedical Engineering program are to prepare graduates: (1) to be employed in careers of useful service to society, including scientific and technical areas within medicine, industry, and health care delivery; (2) to demonstrate the ability to apply the basic principles of engineering and science, as well as problem solving skills and critical thinking, to a broad spectrum of biomedical engineering problems; (3) to demonstrate their ability to work in teams, and to effectively communicate and understand the broad social, ethical, economic and environmental consequences of their lifelong education.  The student outcomes of this program are the ABET (1)-(7) Student Outcomes as defined by the "ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs" (available online at http://www.abet.org/accreditation-criteria-policies-documents/). The Biomedical Engineering concentration shares much of the core with the other engineering programs, but is structured to include more courses in biology and chemistry, and a somewhat different emphasis in mathematics.

The requirements regarding Mathematics, Advanced Placement, Transfer Credit, Substitutions for Required Courses, and Humanities and Social Science Courses are identical to those of the Sc.B. degree programs in Engineering. Please refer to the Engineering section of the University Bulletin for explicit guidelines.  

The Biomedical Engineering concentration shares much of the core with the other engineering programs, but is structured to include more courses in biology and chemistry, and a somewhat different emphasis in mathematics.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Gain fluency in contemporary biology
  • Be able to apply the tools of an engineer (the ability to quantify, synthesize, and integrate) to living systems and other subject matter in biology
  • Apply problem solving skills and critical thinking to a broad spectrum of biomedical engineering problems
  • Work collaboratively
  • Communicate effectively
  • Engage in a capstone experience focusing on biomedical engineering, design, research and modeling

Tracks

  • Professional Track in Biomedical Engineering

Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)

Student Leaders: Zachary Neronha, Soobin Wang

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2014 26  26  17 
2015 27  27  17 
2016 15  15 
2017 27  27 
2018 34  34  19 
2019 30 30 14

Alumni Pathways

Alumni have gone on to careers in biomedical engineering as well as medicine, law, business, and health care delivery.

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Contact

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Alexander Zaslavsky