Biomedical Engineering

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This program will provide a solid foundation in physical and life sciences as well as a strong background in multidisciplinary engineering courses in preparation for biomedical engineering core and elective courses. Coupled with excellent laboratory training, the program is designed with emphasis placed on medical devices and systems. An integral part of this program is two semesters of cooperative experiential learning at hospitals, medical device companies, or research centers. Graduates of the program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges in the globally growing broad spectrum of biomedical and healthcare opportunities. In addition to having abundant career opportunities, graduates will also have the necessary education to pursue advanced studies for professional careers.

Mission of the Program

Wentworth's biomedical engineering program is intended to educate future practicing biomedical engineers through a practice-oriented education, so that the graduates will be able to utilize technological advancements, contribute to innovative biomedical engineering design solutions in a collaborative environment, and make appropriate decisions for their areas of professional responsibility.

Biomedical Engineering Outcomes

Graduates of Wentworth’s Biomedical Engineering program will have:

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. Ability to communicate effectively
  8. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Biomedical Engineering Objectives

Graduates of Wentworth’s Biomedical Engineering program will be able to:

  • Advance in their careers or pursue higher education in biomedical engineering or a related field. 
  • Apply the acquired comprehensive knowledge and engage in the life-long learning opportunities to meet the needs of the profession.
  • Contribute responsibly and ethically towards impacting the biomedical engineering profession and improving human health.

Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • MATH285 Engineering Calculus I
  • PHYS310 Engineering Physics I
  • BIOL130 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BMED101 Intro to Biomedical Engineering
  • ENGL100 English I
  • Total Credits: 18

Spring Semester

  • MATH295 Engineering Calculus II
  • CHEM380 Engineering Chemistry
  • ENGR160 Intro to Engineering Design
  • ENGL130 English II
  • Total Credits: 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • PHYS320 Engineering Physics II
  • ELEC220 Electric Circuit Analysis & Design
  • COMP128 Computer Science I
  • BIOL280 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Total Credits: 16

Spring Semester

  • MATH515 Multivariable Calculus
  • BIOL290 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • ELEC270 Integrated Electronics
  • BMED275 Biomedical Electronics & Instrumentation
  • ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science (HUSS) Elective
  • Writing Competency Assessment
  • Total Credits: 19

Summer Semester

  • Optional Cooperative Education
  • Total Credits: 0

Note: Prior to entering junior year courses, students must have completed all admission requirements listed above and additional prerequisites or have received permission from the department to enroll in upper-level courses.

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • CHEM410 Basics of Organic and Biochemistry
  • MATH615 Differential Equations & Systems Modeling
  • BMED Biomedical Elective I
  • HUSS Elective 
  • Total Credits: 16

Spring Semester

  • Cooperative Work Semester I
  • Total Credits: 0

Summer Semester

  • MECH415 Engineering Mechanics
  • ELECTIVE Engineering Elective 
  • BMED Biomedical Engineering Elective II
  • HUSS Elective
  • Total Credits: 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • Cooperative Education II
  • Total Credits: 0

Spring Semester

  • BMED600 Senior Design I
  • BMED510 Signals and Systems for Biomedical Engineering
  • BMED500 Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering
  • BMED520 Biomechanics
  • HUSS Elective 
  • Total Credits: 17

Summer Semester

  • BMED650 Senior Design II
  • BMED499 Engineering in Biomedicine
  • BMED430 Biostatistics 
  • BMED Biomedical Engineering Elective III 
  • HUSS Elective
  • Total Credits: 16

Three Biomedical Engineering elective courses must be taken in this program. The Biomedical Engineering elective courses will include courses such as Medical Devices and Systems, Biomedical Optics and Imaging, Clinical Engineering Practice, Telemedicine and Health Infomatics, Medical Infomatics, Medical Robotics, and Design of Healthcare Facilities. In addition, students may choose a suitable engineering elective course. It is recommended that students discuss with their faculty advisor prior to registering for the courses. 

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