About the BME Undergraduate Design Curriculum

Design curriculum history

The Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program was founded in 1999 with design at the heart of the curriculum. From the beginning we required students to complete six-semesters of real-world, client-based design.

Recently, in 2012, we completely redesigned our second semester sophomore course (BME 201), which captures all of our students at the beginning of their BME program. This new course provides direct hand-on training in both professional and technical design skills toward solving a guided design problem. The goal of this course is not to only instruct students in critical design processes, but to provide them with the resources necessary to be successful biomedical engineers and help them make informed choices with respect to their careers.

Since the start of the program, a number of projects have become patented, published or highlighted in the press.

Project successes and news stories