Biomedical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
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Catalog Description
Example courses: The curriculum consists of a core set of courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that address the essential aspects of engineering as a discipline and biomedical applications in particular. It presumes the participants have one year of high school biology and provides foundation courses in general and analytic chemistry as well as cell and molecular biology, immunology and the basics of disease. The mathematics and the first two physics courses (University Physics I and II, University Physics III is replaced by Electricity and Magnetism in Biological Systems) are the same as those in any of the undergraduate engineering programs offered in the College of Engineering.
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Possible titles: The goal of this program is to provide the participants with a solid set of quantitative, analytical and design skills that are specifically targeted towards biomedical endeavors. The curriculum is designed to insure that the fundamental skills and methods are constantly correlated with their use and applicability relative to human physiology by representing the body as a complex and highly variable system. This focus on an in-depth understanding of fundamental bodily processes and systems, coupled with rigorous engineering analysis and problem solving methodologies, will enable the graduate of this program to successfully apply this core set of skills across a wide variety and continually changing range of biomedical applications and environments.
Career outlook: Quote from the U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition: Biomedical engineers are expected to have 21 percent employment growth over the [2006-16] decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. The aging of the population and the focus on health issues will drive demand for better medical devices and equipment designed by biomedical engineers. Along with the demand for more sophisticated medical equipment and procedures, an increased concern for cost-effectiveness will boost demand for biomedical engineers, particularly in pharmaceutical manufacturing and related industries.