Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a BS in Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical engineers combine the problem solving ability of engineers with the knowledge of the biological and medical fields to develop new solutions for improving human health, healthcare, and quality of life for all people. Biomedical engineers work in research and development, product design, manufacturing, operations, service, technical sales and marketing, consulting, education, and environmental problem solving. 

The undergraduate program provides the scope of knowledge and training for employment in the field and also forms the basis for further study at the graduate level. The curriculum emphasizes four main areas (Imaging, Tissue Engineering, Sensor Materials and Devices, and Computation), and allows for students to obtain depth in areas of their choice through technical electives. The Department of Biomedical Engineering brings together faculty members from many disciplines to provide an education that will enable our graduates to succeed.

The program is designed to serve you whether you plan to enter industry directly after earning your degree or if you plan to continue their education through formal graduate study, including medical school.

The Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program has been accredited by ABET-Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Biomedical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the biomedical engineering program are that:

  1. Graduates will use their scientific, technical, and communication skills to contribute to the achievement of the goals and objectives of employers of biomedical engineers.
  2. Graduates will continue their professional development in biomedical engineering or medicine, including professional licensure, continuing education, and/or graduate study.


Student Outcomes for the Biomedical Engineering Program

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from UB will possess:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • 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, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
    the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


Biomedical Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Data

The Biomedical Engineering BS Program has 327 students enrolled as of Fall 2017. We conferred 56 degrees in the 2016/17 academic year. See a complete list of all of UB Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Data.