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College of Engineering and Computing


Biomedical Engineering lab

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering combines the innovative skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to improve healthcare – from diagnostics to treatment. Students learn how to apply engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology to progress healthcare around the world. Graduates work at academic institution, research labs and in various aspects of the healthcare industry. 

What will I study?

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Biomechanics

Biomechanics applies principles from classical mechanics to the study of living systems. It includes, amongst other fields, the study of material properties, biofluid mechanics in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, heat and mass transfer into biological tissues, as well as statics and dynamics of human movement, and interactions of medical implants with the human body.

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Biomaterials

Biomaterial science deals with the rational design of synthetic and natural materials for the repair or replacement of lost function in the human body due to disease and/or injury. You will learn about the properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, natural materials and composites used for biomedical applications, as well as cell- and tissue-biomaterial interactions and physiological host response to implanted biomaterials.

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Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering combines biology with engineering to create living tissues outside of the body for transplantation or use as models for disease diagnostics and studies, or in vivo for tissue repair and replacement. It requires knowledge of a variety of engineering and life science fields, such as biochemical and mechanical engineering, biomaterials, and biomechanics, as well as biology, anatomy and physiology.

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Drug Development & Delivery

Biomedical engineers combine biology and engineering concepts to model and predict biomolecular interactions that will lead to the design of new therapeutic agents and new platforms for delivery of these therapies. In our program, you will learn how to apply engineering principles such as transport, thermodynamics, kinetics, and computational modeling to biomolecular systems to prepare you for a career working in the design, development, and manufacture of new drug technologies.

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Biomonitoring and - measurements

Biomedical engineers design, build, test and maintain devices and instruments for use in health care.  In our program you will learn the engineering and science principles of instruments and methods used in laboratory analysis and clinical monitoring of patients to prepare you for a career in the medical device industry, research or a clinical setting.