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The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami offers an undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. The undergraduate BME program was the first of its kind in Florida, with the first class of BSBE students graduating in 1993. The Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Graduates of the biomedical engineering undergraduate program find employment in industry or continue their studies either in graduate school or in a professional school in medicine and other health-related disciplines (such as dentistry, optometry, orthotics), law or business.

Some special features of the program include the small class size and open-door policy of the faculty, which facilitates student-faculty interaction. The Department has very strong ties with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Undergraduate students have a wide range of research and internship opportunities in some of the leading research laboratories in their respective field. The Department strongly encourages undergraduate student participation in research and professional activities.

 

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the program are to graduate engineers who will apply their knowledge, technical skills, and ability to solve problems at the interface of engineering and life sciences. Within a few years after graduation they will be:

  • Working as professionals in biomedical engineering or related fields.
  • Continuing their education to advance their careers through professional development activities or through the pursuit of advanced degrees.

Students Outcomes

Upon completion of the undergraduate program, students are expected to demonstrate:

1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

2. 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.

3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment and Graduate Statistics

Undergraduate Enrollment of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Fall Terms 2004-2019
Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Students Enrolled 179 179 192 196 196 188 191 226 242 286 323 304 305 290 288 283

  

Undergraduate Degree Granted by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, by Academic Year
Academic Year 2004-
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2018-2019
Degrees Granted 43 41 24 43 37 41 39 28 37 43 76 49 65 70 56

Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Statistics