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Through the Biomedical Engineering program at UD, undergraduate students earn a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering designed to be completed in four years.
Graduates of the undergraduate program in biomedical engineering will be equipped with a solid foundation in mathematics, the sciences, and the technical skills needed to analyze and design biomedical systems. Students will have the opportunity to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems based on fundamental biomedical concepts, to design and conduct laboratory experiments, and to critically analyze and interpret data. We will integrate problem-based experiences with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility as students undertake design problems in biomedical engineering. Each student will possess strong written, oral, and graphical communication skills, and will be able to function on multi-disciplinary teams. Following graduation, these Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering recipients will have the necessary qualifications for employment in biomedical engineering and related professions, and for entry into advanced studies, including medical school, engineering graduate school, and other professional programs.
Small Class Size
Limited to 55 students per year
Enrollment is 40% women
Our students learn from top-notch faculty in advanced research laboratories
Design & Experiential Learning
Choose a biomedical engineering challenge and propose a solution
- Team work
Students undertake design problems in biomedical engineering, design biomedical systems, design and conduct laboratory experiments, and to critically analyze and interpret data.
- Intro to BME (Freshman Design)
- Cell & Tissue Lab (Sophomores)
- Biomechanics Lab (Juniors)
- Instrumentation Lab (Juniors)
- Junior Design
- Senior Design (Capstone class)
- Interdisciplinary: Biomedical, Mechanical, Civil & Environmental, Electrical & Computer
- Fall semester, 6 credits
- Team-based design
- Sponsored projects
- Real-world applications
- Integration of concepts
The curriculum begins with lower division courses in math, physics, chemistry and biology. The upper division courses cover basic engineering topics in electronics, mechanics, biochemistry, physiology, materials science, and ethics. The program also contains three technical electives whereby students can choose from a list of approved courses.
To learn more about the curriculum go to our UD Course Catalog.
The degree requires 126 credit hours of study. The basic university requirements include: ENGL 110; BMEG 101; discovery learning experience in the form of a capstone senior design course (BMEG 450); and a multi-cultural course. In addition, the 21 additional College of Engineering breadth requirements must be satisfied. Moreover, six technical electives must be completed see the technical electives section below for details.
For students interested in studying a specific area in more depth, minors are available in Biochemical Engineering, Bioelectrical Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Nanoscale Materials.
Required Courses & Descriptions
The required courses of this curriculum will give the student a solid foundation in life sciences, applied mathematics and the engineering fields related to biomedical engineering. It will also expose him/her to various areas of biomedical engineering. Short descriptions of these courses are included below, and prerequisites and further descriptions can be found in the UD Course Catalog.
Additional upper-level and graduate-level courses may also be approved by the academic advisor. An independent study project approved by the academic advisor (3 credits) can also count as a technical elective.
Before the semester begins
1) enroll in BMEG 366 or BMEG 466 (each credit of independent study is equivalent to ~4 hr/wk of work.)
2) complete the IndependentStudy/DLE webform in UDSIS before the drop/add date for the semester
The form will route to your research advisor and a faculty review in BME for approval. After you are approved for Independent Study you will be added to the course Canvas page and asked for a
“Description of experimental problem solving, designing and executing experiments and data analysis, also the potential use/identification of engineering standards (ASTM, ASME, ISO, OSA, etc) that will be used during your independent study.
At the end of the semester you will need to submit a summary report or conference abstract report to your faculty advisor and on the Canvas site (see outline). You will not get a grade for the course until the summary report or conference abstract is submitted.
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