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Biomedical Engineering Department

Shankar Krishnan, Chair
H.C. Lord Chair Professor

The Center for Sciences and Biomedical Engineering

Room 115

617-989-4266

FACULTY

Professor

Shankar Krishnan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors

Douglas Dow, Ph.D.

Weihui Li, Ph.D.

DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT

Wentworth's biomedical engineering program is intended to educate future biomedical engineers through a practice-oriented education coupled with a solid theoretical background, 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.

DEGREE PROGRAM

Biomedical Engineering

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The biomedical engineering program focuses on designing, building, and supporting biomedical instrumentation and devices that provide solutions at the intersection of biology and medicine. The program will leverage the proximity and strength of the nearby medical community to allow students to engage in valuable learning experiences and prepare them for rewarding careers in healthcare-related industries, hospitals, academic and government research laboratories, regulatory agencies, and service agencies. It will also offer advanced studies for those students who may want to pursue graduate education. Students will learn and build skills and expertise in electronics, signals and systems, instrumentation, controls, and processing. The program will be aligned around two concentrations: medical devices and systems, and clinical engineering.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Graduates of Wentworth’s Biomedical Engineering program will:

  • Gain expertise in the basics of mathematics, physical sciences, life sciences, and engineering with applications to solve problems in biology and medicine
  • Develop the skills to be able to design, build, test, report, and assess results for applications to biomedical engineering processes, designs, and projects
  • Obtain the ability to use their multidisciplinary background to effectively engage in communication across disciplinary boundaries with the highest professional and ethical standards
  • Gain the ability to take leadership roles in the expanding field of biomedical engineering at the regional, national, and global levels
  • Obtain the knowledge to initiate self-directed continuous learning opportunities to excel and advance in the field of biomedical engineering
  • Develop an understanding of the challenging needs of their client communities and contribute to providing solutions and improving human health.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Graduates of Wentworth’s Biomedical Engineering program will have:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • 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
  • Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • The capability to apply advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology
  • Analytical reasoning and creative insight into biomedical issues with technological solutions, and incorporate professional standards and ethics into biomedical engineering projects.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 134

This is a four year program, starting in the fall of the student’s first year and ending in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.

Please see Graduation Requirements –Undergraduate for information about the English sequence and the humanities/social science elective requirement.

Three Biomedical Engineering elective courses must be taken as a part of the concentration track in this program. Students may choose, after consultation with their faculty advisor, among the engineering electives offered by the department each semester. Biomedical Engineering elective courses will include Medical Devices and Systems, Biomedical Optics & Imaging, Clinical Engineering Practice, Telemedicine and Medical Informatics, Medical Robotics, and Design and Accreditation of Healthcare Facilities.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

Freshman Year

BMED101

Intro to Biomedical Engineering

2

ENGR160

Intro to Engineering Design

4

 

BIOL130

Cell and Molecular Biology

4

MATH295

Engineering Calculus II

4

MATH285

Engineering Calculus I

4

CHEM380

Engineering Chemistry

4

PHYS310

Engineering Physics

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

18

16

Sophomore Year

COMP128

Computer Science I

4

BMED275

Biomedical Electronics and Instrumentation

4

COOP300

Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

0

ELEC220

Electric Circuit Analysis and Design

4

ELEC270

Integrated Electronics

3

 

BIOL280

Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIOL290

Anatomy & Physiology II

4

PHYS320

Engineering Physics II

4

MATH515

Multivariable Calculus

4

 

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

19

Junior Year

ELECTIVE

Biomedical Engineering

4

COOP400

Co-op Work Term I

0

MECH415

Engineering Mechanics

4

CHEM410

Basics of Organic and Biochemistry

4

 

ELECTIVE

Biomedical Engineering

4

MATH615

Differential Equations and Systems Modeling

4

ELECTIVE

Engineering

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

0

16

Senior Year

COOP600

Co-op Work Term II

0

BMED600

Biomedical Senior Design I

3

BMED650

Biomedical Senior Design II

3

 

BMED510

Signals and Systems for Biomedical Engineers

3

BMED430

Biostatistics

4

BMED520

Biomechanics

4

BMED499

Engineering in Biomedicine

1

BMED500

Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering

3

ELECTIVE

Biomedical Engineering

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

0

17

16

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