Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

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

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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, orthopaedic engineering, rehabilitation engineering, and systems physiology.

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.

How to Apply

All students who are interested in an engineering and computer science degree should apply through the Wright State University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants should indicate their desired major on their 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.

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Annual Student Enrollment: 346 in Fall 2015

Graduation Data: 55 in Spring 2015

Educational Objectives:

 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.

Student Outcomes:

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

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skill, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice