Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

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Why Choose Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical engineers make some of the most important medical breakthroughs. Become a part of exciting new advances in engineering and medicine.

Biomedical engineering (BME) is a dynamic field and combines traditional engineering approaches with other crucial sciences to advance technology and improve quality of life—you could be working to solve problems in biology, chemistry, or medicine. Specialized areas of BME include bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, medical imaging, orthopedic engineering, rehabilitation engineering, and systems physiology.

Careers

Biomedical engineers continually adapt to meet rapidly evolving requirements of the government, scientific, and medical communities. Your future employment opportunities include designing and testing artificial organs, electrical muscle stimulators, drug delivery systems, artificial joints, prosthetics, and medical imaging technologies.

Want to start your own company? Biomedical engineering is a very entrepreneurial field. It is not uncommon to find a BME establishing or working for a startup company.

Our graduates are employed by:

  • Akorn Pharmaceuticals
  • Battelle
  • Emitti
  • Medtronic
  • Midmark
  • Norwood Medical
  • NuVasive Manufacturing, LLC.
  • Prosthetic Design Inc.
  • Quest Global Services Riverside Research Group
  • Talis Clinical
  • USAFMC 711th Human Performance Wing

Our Graduates work as:

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Clinical Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Medical Device R&D
  • Medical Imaging R&D
  • Product Development
  • Research Engineer
  • Sales Engineers

It's never too early—or too late to start managing your career in engineering. Learn more about the Brandeberry Career Development Center.

Real World Experience

We encourage you to apply skills learned in the classroom through study abroad, undergraduate research, co-op/internships, and/or service learning. You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of biomedical engineering and work on biomedical engineering projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.

Success Stories

Sean Saffle was a student athlete at Wright State University who turned his passion for engineering and prosthetics into a career.
Vanessa Madrigal enrolled at Wright State to play on the tennis team and study biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the University Catalog.

Admission

Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify your desired major on the application.

If you meet university admission requirements you are admitted to the college. Direct Admit status is only available to Direct From High School students who apply for fall admission, and have a 3.25 GPA or better and have no less than a 25 Comp ACT or 1160 SAT score. Direct Admit students are advised in the department of their major within the college.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in biomedical engineering.

Accreditation and Program Outcomes

ABET Accreditation

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Annual Student Enrollment: 190 in Fall 2018

Graduation Data: 46 in Spring 18

Educational Objectives:

 Wright State's BME program will produce biomedical engineers who will:

  • Objective 1: Engage in a career path in BME or a related field.
  • Objective 2: Participate in life-long learning through continuing professional education.
  • Objective 3: Work in a team environment, including multidisciplinary teams, and communicate effectively, both in written form and orally.

Student Outcomes:

 The following student outcomes of the biomedical engineering program will prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideratin of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which most consider the impact of engineering solutions in gobal, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experiementation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

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