Biomedical Engineering is 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. It is administered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Division of Biology and Medicine. The educational objectives of Biomedical Engineering are to prepare students for careers of useful service to society, to engage committed scholars in the productive application of the tools of engineering to the subject matter of biology across the spectrum of research and teaching, to provide opportunities for teamwork, open ended problem-solving and critical thinking. The objectives prepare students 1) well versed in the basic sciences of mathematics, physics, and chemistry; 2) fluent in contemporary biology, comfortable with its reductionist traditions and its movement toward a molecular understanding, and familiar with its experimental assays; 3) educated in the tools and skill-sets of engineers, particularly the ability to quantify, synthesize, and integrate, and able to apply these tools both theoretically and experimentally to living systems and other subject matter in biology; 4) well prepared to complete their education and training in further study at the graduate or professional level, and conditioned to recognize the need for such further work; and 5) endowed with the attributes of an education in a leading liberal arts institution: the ability to think clearly, decide fairly, and communicate effectively.
Here's what concentrators from the class of 2012 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Associate Analyst, Decision Resources Group
- Associate Consultant, Clarion Healthcare
- Clinical Information Manager, Emergency Medical Associates
- Clinical Neurotechnology Research Assistant, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Data Scientist, Contemporary Analysis
- Research Assistant, Brown University - Institute for Brain Science
- Research Assistant, Cardiovascular Engineering, Inc.
- Research Assistant, VA Medical Center
- Albany Medical College, MD
- Brown University, MS, Biomedical Engineering
- Georgia Institute of Technology, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD, Biological Engineering
- University of California-Irvine, PhD, Biomedical engineering
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MS, Biomedical Engineering