The Kate Gleason College of Engineering has received New York state approval to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering as part of its portfolio of engineering programs. The program is expected to address the growing demand for engineers in the expanding biomedical field. Daniel Phillips will be the program chairperson.
Engineers in the field participate on interdisciplinary teams developing new products or processes supporting medical practices, from operation room equipment to integrated, assistive technologies, for example. The new degree program will emphasize engineering fundamentals as well as the physiology of living systems. Students will also be required to participate in cooperative education to complement course theory.