The BME Curriculum takes full advantage of the facilities at its disposal to provide a complete experience of hands-on learning to supplement the knowledge gained in the classroom. BME students are first introduced to hands-on work experience in the Intro to BME course offered in the fall of their freshman year. This course introduces the different disciplines within biomedical engineering and includes interactive demos that touch on microfluidics, hydrogels, electrophysiology, and biomedical imaging. As the students progress through the program they are required to take the following lab courses: BIME-391 Biomechanics and Biomaterials Lab, BIME-491 Quantitative Physiological Signal Analysis Lab, and BIME-492 Systems Physiology Control and Dynamics Lab. These laboratories are conducted in the department’s two teaching labs: the Biomedical Engineering Cell, Tissue and Fluids Lab and the Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement Lab.
Those students interested in gaining further experience in the lab may also choose to take some of upper elective courses that have laboratory components. Possible courses include: Bioanalytical Microfluidics or Advanced Quantitative Cell Culture Techniques.