Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering offers an undergraduate program in biomedical engineering leading to the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. The biomedical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. engineering is concerned with solving and understanding problems in biology and medicine by using principles, methods, and approaches drawn from engineering science and technology. Biomedical engineering students work in modern teaching laboratories structured around computer-based engineering workstations and receive intensive academic training in engineering design and analysis principles as well as life science concepts. The senior design course integrates learning in previous engineering courses to solve actual biomedical engineering problems that help prepare students for employment or graduate study.
The curriculum provides a solid foundation of courses in physical, life, and engineering sciences, as well as mathematics. Courses in biomedical engineering advance and apply engineering science to medical devices and living systems.
Why choose Biomedical Engineering?
Biomedical engineers make some of the most important medical breakthroughs. Become a part of exciting new advances in engineering and medicine.
Biomedical engineering (BME) is a dynamic field and combines traditional engineering approaches with other crucial sciences to advance technology and improve quality of life—you could be working to solve problems in biology, chemistry, or medicine. Specialized areas of BME include bio-instrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, medical imaging, orthopedic engineering, rehabilitation engineering, and systems physiology.
"Best undergraduate engineering programs," U.S. News & World Report, 2019
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wright State's undergraduate engineering programs as No. 146 among hundreds of engineering programs across the nation. The program faculty are dedicated to student success and offer one-on-one support to all students. The university is also located in Dayton, Ohio, a hub of technical expertise in industrial engineering, human factors engineering, aerospace, unmanned aerial systems, engineering innovation, and more for internships and future career advancement.
Biomedical engineers continually adapt to meet rapidly evolving requirements of the government, scientific, and medical communities. Your future employment opportunities include designing and testing artificial organs, electrical muscle stimulators, drug delivery systems, artificial joints, prosthetics, and medical imaging technologies.
Want to start your own company? Biomedical engineering is a very entrepreneurial field. It is not uncommon to find a BME establishing or working for a startup company.
Our graduates are employed by:
NuVasive Manufacturing, LLC.
Prosthetic Design Inc.
Quest Global Services Riverside Research Group
USAFMC 711th Human Performance Wing
Our graduates work as:
Medical Device R&D
Medical Imaging R&D
We encourage you to apply skills learned in the classroom through study abroad, undergraduate research, co-op/internships, and/or service-learning. You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of biomedical engineering and work on biomedical engineering projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.
Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify your desired major on the application. If you meet university admission requirements you are admitted to the college.
If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in biomedical engineering.
Biomedical engineering students must meet the following requirements for full admission into the BSBE program:
Completion of 24 or more semester hours of college-level work
2.25 cumulative GPA at WSU and in all academic work
C or higher in ENG 1100 (or any WSU Core First-Year Writing Course)
C or higher in CHM 1210/CHM 1210L or PHY 2400/PHY 2400L
C or higher in EGR 1010 or MTH 2300
Accreditation and Program Outcomes
Annual Student Enrollment: 145 in Fall 2019
Graduation Data: 31 in Spring 19
Wright State's BME program will produce biomedical engineers who will:
Objective 1: Engage in a career path in BME or a related field.
Objective 2: Participate in life-long learning through continuing professional education.
Objective 3: Work in a team environment, including multidisciplinary teams, and communicate effectively, both in written form and orally.
The following student outcomes of the biomedical engineering program will prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives:
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.