About

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The Department of Biomedical, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering (BIE) is the only academic unit, nationally, to share programs in these disciplines. Our programs are human-centered and focused on improving today's complex human-technical systems.

The BIE Department vision is to be nationally recognized for excellence in education and for cutting-edge research in specific engineering areas of biomedical, industrial and systems, human factors and operations research. Students experience a variety of engineering-related educational experiences through bachelor's degree programs in Biomedical Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Our Master of Science features programs in the Biomedical Engineering and Industrial and Human Factors Engineering. Our Master of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship program prepares students for innovation and entrepreneurship. Also, research is prominent in the PhD in Engineering program in two focus areas: Industrial and Human Systems and Medical and Biological Systems. The Master of Science in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering can be earned entirely online through Distance Education.