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College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Bridging the Gap Between Medicine and Technology

What can you do with a degree in Biomedical Engineering? BME is among the most versatile degrees you can earn to make a difference at the intersection of engineering and medicine. Biomedical engineers work in clinical research, in the medical device or pharmaceutical industries, for government agencies such as the FDA or US Patent and Trademark Office, and often pursue advanced degrees in BME, medicine, management, or law. Where will your degree take you? This rigorous program prepares you for a career in the medical industry and is an ideal stepping-stone to graduate, medical, or law school. Biomedical Engineering majors may pursue our Six-year Engineering/Law program to work as a patent attorney in the medical field, saving time and tuition.

Why Choose Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical engineers directly impact the health and well-being of people across the world. With knowledge of both engineering and biological principles, biomedical engineers are at the cutting edge of medical breakthroughs such as novel surgical technologies or individualized cancer treatments. By imagining and developing devices and procedures, biomedical engineers can change the face of medicine.

$108K Median Pay (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022)
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What to Expect Biomedical

Our best-in-class Engineering education allows you to thrive in our innovative curriculum; develop an entrepreneurial mindset; take on immersive, hands- on experiences; and still have time for extracurriculars and sports! Let’s see how our engineers make it happen!

What Will You Study?

Our core curriculum spans the field of biomedical engineering with courses such as bioinstrumentation, engineering physiology, biomechanics, and biomaterials. To apply knowledge learned in the classroom, you will complete four laboratory courses where you’ll hone your experimental skills. In your junior and senior years, you will choose four “sequence electives” that will allow you to specialize in a particular field. Sequences offered include Bioinstrumentation, Biomaterials, Biomedical Micro and Nanodevices, Business, Cell and Tissue Engineering, Manufacturing, Premedical Science, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. The curriculum is capped off by your two-semester Senior Design Project. You will also have the opportunity to study Global Health and Technology in a unique study abroad summer seminar in Guatemala.

We also offer programs to accelerate your studies to achieve your personal goals. These programs include:

Each of these accelerated programs allows you to finish both your Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and one of the graduate programs a year earlier, saving you both time and money.

Unique Learning Opportunities

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First Year Program

"Design, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking from day one" is the cornerstone of engineering education at Western New England University. Our first-year engineering program teams students up to design, code, and prototype a robot to compete in the Bot Battle at the end of the first semester. In the second semester, data acquisition and processing, ethical standards, communication, and business skills are developed. Student teams design a product to improve lives through the application of smart technology. The prototypes are presented at the Emerging Engineers Expo at the end of the year.

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Senior Design Projects

Working with our clinical or industrial partners, you will take what you've learned in the classroom and use it to solve a real problem. You'll apply FDA design controls to your design, mimicking the regulatory processes you will follow in the medical industry, preparing you to make immediate contributions upon graduation. Several projects have resulted in patents for their designs. Examples of recent projects include a tear duct drainage device and a Lab-on-a-Chip device to diagnose Tracomp Disease in developing countries.

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