Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineering combines knowledge from all the basic science disciplines: mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology as well as engineering sciences. Due to this inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary nature of the subject, and the rapidly advancing knowledge in the field of medicine, the curriculum for a biomedical engineer must also be adaptive and keep up with current advancements. To incorporate these aspects into a biomedical program, the coursework at Trine is not only grounded in the traditional sciences but is also sufficiently flexible to accommodate both individual student interests and the changing landscape of the field.
The program in the Allen School of Engineering & Technology is built on over a century of engineering excellence. It integrates engineering with health sciences. In addition to the availability of state-of-the-art engineering laboratories, you will have access to various labs in the School of Health Sciences and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences. The program was established to give students a broad background, beyond a single engineering discipline, and to more fully include basic and healthcare sciences, while building upon our "hands-on" design approach to biomedical engineering. Besides acquiring a solid engineering background, you will be trained to tackle the multidisciplinary problems facing biomedical engineers. Depending on your interest, you elect to focus on one or more of three concentration areas: Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
The program provides a foundation for students to enter the industry, or to pursue graduate studies. Students are employed in companies that are testing and advancing the limits of mankind's knowledge and technology. Industry employment ranges from medical device companies to national research institutes. Annual salaries for Biomedical Engineers approach $60,000.
Design, manufacturing, quality control, testing evaluation, research, and development are some of the possible choices for possible career choices for biomedical graduates. Some of the companies that are likely to recruit our graduates include:
- Bio Met
- Depuy Orthopaedics
- Eli Lilly
- GE Medical
- Paragon Medical
- Smith & Nephew
- Stryker Howmedica Osteonics (Stryker Orthopaedics)
- Symmetry Medical
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering you shall be able to:
- Work professionally in applying engineering approaches to solve problems in medicine and/or biology.
- Design, analyze, and test experimental processes and products for observing and discovering important structural and behavioral properties of physiologic systems, biological materials, or biomaterials.
- Design, analyze, and test processes and products directed toward the prevention of injury, disease, to enhance healing and/or improve the quality of healthcare.
- Clearly and effectively communicate design ideas and test results.
- Evaluate and implement engineering-oriented research and development in the biomedical sciences.
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