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Biomedical Engineering

Professors Hangartner, He, Narayanan (Chair), Phillips, Rowley

Associate Professor Goswami, Reynolds

Assistant Professors Skipper

Lecturer Kender

The Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering offers an undergraduate program in biomedical engineering leading to the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. The biomedical engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Biomedical engineering is concerned with solving and understanding problems in biology and medicine by using principles, methods, and approaches drawn from engineering science and technology. Biomedical engineering students work in modern teaching laboratories structured around computer-based engineering workstations and receive intensive academic training in engineering design and analysis principles as well as life science concepts. The senior design course integrates learning in previous engineering courses to solve actual biomedical engineering problems that help prepare students for employment or graduate study. The curriculum provides a solid foundation of courses in physical, life, and engineering sciences, as well as mathematics. Courses in biomedical engineering advance and apply the engineering science to medical devices and living systems.

 

Biomedical Engineering Program Objectives
  • Graduates are expected to utilize the concepts of basic science, biology and engineering as they apply to the discipline of biomedical engineering.
  • Graduates are expected to have an understanding of the relationships between human/animal systems and basic science/engineering principles.
  • Graduates are expected to utilize their experimental, analytical and computational skills in professional practice.
  • Graduates are expected to work productively in a team environment and communicate effectively, both written and orally.
  • Graduates are expected to apply biomedical engineering and other engineering/scientific methods and instruments in the design of devices for the diagnosis and therapy of living systems.
  • Graduates are expected to have an understanding of their role as biomedical engineers in the context of a multifaceted societal environment, both locally and globally.
  • Graduates are expected to succeed in professional practice and/or graduate or medical school.

Current efforts in biomedical engineering at Wright State University include developing medical and surgical instrumentation, designing rehabilitative assistive and intelligent prosthetic/orthotic devices, medical imaging (including computed tomography and ultrasound), biomimetics, and biomedical microdevices. Many of these areas require interfacing complex systems with computer data acquisition and subsequent modeling and analysis with modern engineering software.

Two separate curricula are available. Curriculum A is the traditional ABET accredited degree program. Curriculum B, in addition to being ABET accredited, prepares students to apply for medical school. Students who transfer between curricula must complete the final curriculum in total.

Students who plan to complete departmental honors should meet with his/her academic advisor prior to the third quarter of the junior year.

Biomedical engineers are employed in industry, hospitals, research facilities, government laboratories, and universities in areas such as artificial organs, biomechanics, drug delivery systems, automated patient monitoring, artificial joints, prosthetics, and medical imaging technologies. Graduates may also pursue graduate studies in engineering or life sciences.

 

Degree Requirements - Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Degree Curriculum A: Traditional BME

See General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements*

66


Required Courses:

Area I: MTH 229, 230

 

Area V: PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204

 

Area VI: College Component: EGR 190**

 
*Courses taken to satisfy GE requirements may not be counted toward the major.
**For incoming freshmen only. Other students should take ISE 210.

Engineering Requirements

95


Core Engineering Requirements:

 

CEG 220

 

EE 301/302, 321

 

EGR 101

 

ISE 301, 407

 

ME 212, 213

 

Major Courses*:
BME 195, 419, 420, 422, 428, 439, 440, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 470, 471, 491, 492, 402, 493, 403

 

   

Related Course Requirements

33


BIO 112, 278, 279

 

CHM 121/125, 122/126

 

MTH 231, 235

 

   
Total 194

*Students may substitute BME 485 for either BME 422 or BME 439



Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Curriculum B: BME Premedical

See General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements*

66


Required Courses

Area I: MTH 229, 230

 

Area V: PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204

 

Area VI: College Component: EGR 190**

 
*Courses taken to satisfy GE requirements may not be counted toward the major.
**For incoming freshmen only. Other students should consult a department advisor.

Additional Courses for pre-med requirements

23


CHM 123/127, 211 and 215, 212 and 216, 213 and 217

 

Engineering Requirements

83


Core Engineering Requirements:

 

CEG 220

 

EE 301/302, 321

 

EGR 101

 

ISE 301

 

ME 212, 213

 

Major Courses*
BME 195, 419, 420, 422, 428, 439, 440, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 491, 492, 402, 493, 403

 


Related Course Requirements


33


BIO 112, 278, 279

 

CHM 121/125, 122/126

 

MTH 231, 232

 

   
Total 205

*Students may substitute BME 470/471 for BME 422/439
 
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