Biocompatibility testing, designing artificial organs and tissues, developing new drug delivery systems, creating innovative medical devices, and enhancing medical imaging techniques are just a few of the ways biomedical engineers improve the health and well-being of others.
Students solve engineering problems by drawing on core science and lab training, including chemistry, physics, cell and molecular biology, bio-compatibility, anatomy and physiology. They contribute to multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists focusing on engineering solutions for the human body. Students utilize math skills to formulate and solve biomedical problems and interpret results of clinical studies and translate them in terms of engineering design constraints.
Program facilities equipment
Bioexperiment Preparation Lab, Materials & Cell Dynamics Lab, Cell Culture, 3D printing, micro fabrication, High Performance Computing and Visualization Lab, Biomedical Signal & Imaging Analysis Lab, Fabrication Lab, Integrated Neuroimaging (INI) Lab, Biomedical Modeling, Biomedical Instrumentation & Measurement Lab, Microscale Bioseparations Lab, The Biomimetic & Assistive Devices Lab, Microfluidics Fabrication Lab, Microscopy Lab, NanoBio Device Lab, Biological Microsystems Lab
Program job titles reported
Biomedical Technician; Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET); Biomedical Engineer; Biomedical Electronics Technician; Biomedical Engineering Technician; Research Engineer; Professor; Biomedical Engineering Director; Biomedical Manager; Clinical Engineer
Program significant points
- 52/48 Male to Female Ratio
- 89.8% Outcomes Rate
Select program hiring partners
Abiomed, Aldon Corporation, Bausch & Lomb, Bristol Myers Squibb, Corning, Inc., DePuy Synthes, Hillrom, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Merck, Moderna, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Regeneron, Rheonix, RIT Biomedical Dept, Sanofi, University of Rochester, Welch Allyn, Zimmer Biomet
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||15.00%|
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