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Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Programs

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 co-op opportunities and working along-side our distinguished faculty. Drexel Biomed's faculty conduct research in world-class laboratories on biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomechanics and human performance engineering, biosensors and bioimaging, bioinformatics and computational bioengineering, cardiovascular engineering, neuroengineering, and drug delivery.

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Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biomedical Engineering Degree prepares students to conceive, design, and develop devices and systems that improve human health and quality of life, while doing so at an ABET-accredited university right in Philadelphia​.

Biomedical Engineering BS/MS Accelerated Degree Program

The BS/MS dual degree is an accelerated program providing the academically qualified student an opportunity to simultaneously earn both BS and MS degrees (two diplomas are awarded) in the biomedical engineering program areas of his/her/their choice in five years, the time normally required to finish a bachelor's degree alone.

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Concentration Areas

Students pursuing a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering are required to select one concentration area. Each concentration requires at least 3 courses which provides depth in a particular area of biomedical engineering. Available concentrations include:

  • Biomaterials
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Neuroengineering
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomedical Informatics

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Pre-Med & Pre-Law Options in the Biomedical Undergraduate Program

The Biomedical Engineering BS program provides options for pre-medical, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, and pre-law education. Learn why biomedical engineering is the most natural course of study to get you into medical school.

Minor in Immune Engineering

Students who complete the minor in Immune Engineering will gain knowledge about the innate and adaptive immune systems, the importance of these systems for the success or failure of various treatments for diverse clinical applications, and how to manipulate these systems for therapeutic benefit. Students earning a minor in Immune Engineering will be well positioned to work in the pharmaceutical, biomaterials, and cell and gene therapy sectors.

Students completing majors with backgrounds in biology or engineering are encouraged to consider this minor.

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Co-ops in Biomedical Engineering

The majority of undergraduate students in the Biomedical Engineering program 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.

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Senior Design Project for Biomedical Engineering Undergraduates

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. This extensive capstone is designed exclusively for biomedical undergraduate students.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars Program allows first-year biomedical undergraduate students to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, or creative work during the summer after their freshman year.

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Biomedical Engineering Learning Community

The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Learning Community (BLC) is to promote a dynamic and collaborative environment by forming a close-knit community living together on the same floor in Myers Hall. This a group of first-year Biomedical Engineering (BME) undergraduate students who are chosen to live together on equal terms in a congenial atmosphere to pursue a common goal.

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