Biomedical Engineering (BME) combines engineering design and technology with the fields of biology and medicine. CNN Money lists Biomedical Engineering as the number one best engineering job in America! Read about it at: here
The undergraduate biomedical engineering program is a four-year program. All of the faculty participate in the instructional program. Students and faculty enjoy a favorable student/professor ratio in class, providing the opportunity for student participation and interaction. The teaching laboratories are modern with the latest equipment and are structured around computer-based engineering workstations. The senior design sequence brings all of the courses together in a creative experience working on actual biomedical engineering problems.
WSU offers two tracks within biomedical engineering:
- The traditional track is for those students who would like to work in a health-care-related industry developing medical and surgical devices like prosthetics, artificial organs, as well as diagnostic or therapeutic instruments. Other potential career tracks relate to the area of medical imaging or the design of rehabilitative technology to assist people. Semester Guide
- We also have a pre-med track for those that would like to go on to medical, dental, osteopathic, or veterinary school. This track is very unique since it provides all the career opportunities of the traditional track and, in addition, trains students in the common areas of biology and chemistry. Historically, our students score 10% higher on the MCAT and have a 10% higher acceptance rate to medical schools. Semester Guide
BME at Wright State University
Spring 2013 graduates: 26
Fall 2013 enrollment: 320
WSU's BME program will produce biomedical engineers who will:
- Objective 1: Be employed in industry/government or enrolled in graduate school.
- Objective 2: Continue their education and broaden their knowledge in their chosen field.
- Objective 3: Contribute as members of multi-disciplinary teams.
The following student outcomes of the biomedical engineering program will prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability or sustainability
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutionsin a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skill, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice