Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Drexel is unique in its emphasis on experiential learning and undergraduate research, and is one of the most comprehensive ABET-accredited BME programs in the country. Our cooperative education (co-op) program offers a healthy mix of classroom and real world experience. Coursework alternates with real-world employment in industry, healthcare institutions, and medical laboratories, including work with our distinguished faculty in Drexel's world-class laboratories on biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomechanics, biosensors and bioimaging, bioinformatics and computational bioengineering, cardiovascular engineering, neuroengineering, and drug delivery.
The biomedical engineering (BME) bachelor of science (BS) degree program
The School of Biomedical Engineering, Sciences and Health Systems offers an innovative Biomedical Engineering undergraduate degree program in partnership with the College of Engineering.
CO-OPS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
The majority of students in Biomedical Engineering choose the 5-year program and graduate with 18 months of full-time work experience, and often receive a job offer from their third co-op employer or from a connection made from one of their co-ops in biomedical engineering.
The Senior Design Project three-course capstone design experience (BMES 491, 492, and 493) is intended to simulate a professional work environment, to provide experience working in a group on an open-ended problem and to develop information gathering and communication skills.
The Accelerated Degree (BS/MS) Program
The BS/MS dual degree is an accelerated program providing the academically qualified student an opportunity to simultansously earn both BS and MS degrees (two diplomas are awarded) in program areas of his/her choice in five years, the time normally required to finish a bachelor's degree alone.
Translational Design Clinical Immersion Co-op Program
The Translational Design Clinical Immersion Co-op is part of an innovative new Junior Design / Senior Design program in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. This program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and gives junior-year students the opportunity to spend their co-op cycle working alongside clinicians and biomedical engineers to identify unmet clinical needs and translate novel technologies from bench to bedside.
STAR Scholars Program
The STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars Program allows first-year undergraduate students to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, or creative work during the summer after their freshman year.
Pre-Med & Pre-Law Options
Biomedical engineering is the most natural course of study to get you into medical school and guide you towards a rich and exciting medical career. The Biomedical Engineering BS degree program provides options for pre-medical, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, and pre-law education. Students who want to prepare for admission into schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and law may obtain professional counseling and assistance from Drexel pre-med & pre-law advisors.