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The goal of BS in Biomedical Engineering program at RIT is to provide the students with a solid set of quantitative, analytical and design skills that are specifically targeted towards biomedical endeavors.  The curriculum is designed to ensure that the fundamental skills and methods are constantly correlated with their use and applicability relative to human physiology by representing the body as a complex and highly variable system.  This focus on an in-depth understanding of fundamental bodily processes and systems coupled with rigorous engineering analysis and problem solving methodologies enables graduates of this program to successfully apply this core set of skills across a wide variety and continually changing range of biomedical applications and environments.

The recognition of this constantly changing and integrally multidisciplinary area of work, coupled with course work that spans multiple areas of science, mathematics, engineering and technology that deliberately incorporates open-ended questions and problem solving motivates students and provides them with the set of tools necessary to effectively enable a process of life-long and self-directed learning.

As a result, we firmly believe that this program of study will produce a select and highly valued group of engineering professionals who are capable of addressing a wide variety of biomedical problems and design challenges in a rigorous fashion and in a variety of engineering environments.

Mission Statement

To educate and train graduates who are technically competent and are prepared to apply knowledge in traditional and modern application domains. Additionally, they will possess a broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues that enable them to anticipate change and continually update their skills. They will also be able to communicate and work effectively with others in a professional and ethical manner to function as a biomedical engineer in a globally-connected society.


To prepare graduates to either enter directly into the work force as technically competent and sought-after professionals with reinforcement from experiential learning, or to prepare them with the fundamental knowledge to continue their education in graduate programs.


Student Centered:  Our department makes decisions and behaves in a manner that demonstrates the primary importance of the students’ needs and interests.
Community:  The department is a close-knit community characterized by respect for its differences, inclusion of a diverse set of ideas and people, and friendly collaboration among the faculty, staff, and students.
Teaching Excellence:  To demonstrate continuous excellence and innovation in how we deliver classes to our students, and the support we provide our students outside of class.
Experiential Learning: To provide experiential learning throughout the undergraduate curricula via cooperative education, relevant projects, and practical experiences in state-of-the-art labs.
Research:  Faculty members will conduct studies that encompass a vast spectrum of the biomedical field, allowing students to engage in innovative research opportunities.