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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate

 

Educational Objectives, Goals

The undergraduate program in biomedical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org/). 

The Department of Biomedical Engineering provides undergraduate instruction leading to a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering.

Our distinguished faculty includes internationally renowned researchers in biomedical science and engineering.

Students interact with faculty to pursue cutting-edge biomedical engineering research. They develop professional skills to become leaders in the field. The program places strong emphasis on inter- and transdisciplinary teaching and learning, and offers opportunities for students to design and implement innovative ideas and technologies in a dynamic, enriched, cutting-edge environment. Students have career opportunities in academia, industries and businesses, working to improve human health and well-being through scientific and technological innovations.

The biomedical engineering curriculum builds upon the base provided by the freshman-year engineering program in the Watson School the Engineering Design Division.

Concentration Declaration

There are four tracks in the Department, Juniors should declare their concentration by completing this online form

  • Pre-Med
  • Biomaterials and Bio-pharmaceutical Technology
  • Biomedical Devices and Instrumentations
  • Computational Biosystems

Advising Sheets 

Advising Sheet - Pre-Med

Advising Sheet - Non Pre-Med

Suggested Four-Year Curriculum (by year of entry)

Pre-Med Program

The Biomedical Engineering curriculum can help satisfy the necessary coursework required by most medical schools, if certain electives are taken. Prospective undergraduate students should contact Pre-health advising for advice on course selection and follow the Watson Advising Office.

You may choose to begin a coordinated pre-med- focused BME curriculum that includes four years of undergraduate work with accommodation of all courses needed in preparation for the MCAT exam. The BME Program recommends that pre-med students meet with the pre-health advising office at least once per semester to get the most up-to-date information on Medical school admission requirements and the MCAT exams.

Student Advising

If you do not have a faculty adviser, or if you are not sure who is your faculty adviser, contact Undergraduate Program Director, Professor Sha Jin.

After the declaration of major in biomedical engineering, each student is assigned a faculty adviser who will provide guidance throughout the student's stay at Binghamton.

Each semester, during course pre-registration periods, each student is required to meet with his or her assigned faculty adviser. Print out and bring in a copy of your DARS report to every meeting.

In these meetings, there will be:

  • A careful review of the DARS report to ensure he or she is maintaining satisfactory progress toward completion of program and university General Education requirements
  • Review of the student's course selection for the following semester to ensure prerequisites are met
  • Providing guidance in the selection of technical and professional electives and humanities and social sciences courses
  • Discussion of academic issues (GPA, course load, transfer credits, etc.)
  • Discussion of personal, career path or graduate school planning issues. 

Additional support is also available from Watson School Student Services 

Suggested Pathway to Matriculation in MS in Prosthetics and Orthotics (Practitioner Program)

Prosthetics and Orthotics Practitioners work with patients to adapt the prosthetic or orthotic based on an individual patient's need. If you are wanting to focus on design and research, a BME graduate school concentration in neural engineering or rehabilitation science may be more appropriate. Note that this is not a BME track, an official advising sheet, or a study plan affecting how students complete the BME curriculum. It serves only as guidance to help students who are interested in this path. The suggested pathway can be found here.

Student Accomplishments Pre-2017

Please note: Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to obtain professional engineering licenses. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact Pete Partell in the Dean's Office.

Last Updated: 5/3/18