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Welcome to Biomedical Engineering

Our program builds on the history of excellence in biomedical teaching and research at ASU and has the distinction of being the first engineering degree program offered by the University. Biomedical Engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology to improve healthcare diagnosis and treatment.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science program in Biomedical Engineering will have sound knowledge of engineering and biology and be able to interface between the two fields. This will be acquired through theory in the classes, hands-on experience in laboratories and experiential learning provided by internships, research experiences and the capstone senior design experience. As a result, graduates will be prepared to pursue careers in private organizations, government and academia or attend professional schools (e.g., medical or law school).  

 

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Program Objectives:

Students obtaining the B.S. in BME from ASU will be expected to have:

  • The ability to understand the problem, thinking critically and solving it by applying the knowledge of mathematics, engineering and biology.
  •  The knowledge and ability to design biomedical devices or processes for realistic requirements and working smartly within economical as well as ethical boundaries.
  • The capability to design and conduct experiments, further analyzing and interpreting data for application based outcome.
  • The ability to function independently as well as working as efficient member of multidisciplinary team.
  • Exhibit professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • The capability to communicate efficiently about their work through oral presentations and excellent writing skills.
  •  Exhibit and aptitude towards recognizing contemporary issues and working on it for the betterment of Society and global wellbeing.
  • Demonstrate recognition of need of lifelong learning and impact of biomedical engineering as tool for day to day life.
  • The ability to use the modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice and interface between engineering and medicine.
  • The skill to work on issues related to, interaction between living and non-living materials and systems.
  • Be a part of innovative and meaningful research experience, contributing to the advancement of the Biomedical engineering field.
  • Exhibit leadership qualities enhanced by being a part of professional society, project teams and student organizations.

 

Contact Us

Director/Coordinator
Dr. Derrick Dean
334.229.4674
ddean@alasu.edu

Mrs. Latonia M. Harris
334.229.4316
lharris@alasu.edu

National Organizations

NSBE
(National Society of Black Engineers)
www.nsbe.org/

BME
(Biomedical Engineering Society)
www.bmes.org/

SWE
(Society of Women Engineers)
societyofwomenengineers.swe.org

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