Biomedical Engineering

What is Biomedical Engineering?

biomed1Biomedical Engineering (BME), or Bioengineering, is the application of traditional engineering expertise and practices to problems in biology and medicine. 

Biomedical engineers work alongside other health care professionals in a wide range of capacities.  They might perform research to improve our understanding of how the human body works; design new devices or techniques to diagnose and treat diseases; perform motion analysis to improve the performance of professional athletes; or develop new materials that are used to make prosthetics or implants more durable. 

Biomedical engineering graduates are employed in universities, hospitals, medical research facilities and even government agencies.  Many also go on to medical school.

A Degree at LeTourneau

biomed1The program in Biomedical Engineering at LeTourneau University involves a curriculum of 130 semester hours, and is one of six concentration choices within our Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. 

The program consists of a broad interdisciplinary engineering core, supplemented with biology courses such as Human Anatomy and Physiology, and completed with upper-level BME courses and research.

 

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