B.S. Degree in BME
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|BME @ NCSU: Background and Overview|
|The B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME) was established in August, 2001. The undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering is not a joint program with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at this time. Students will receive an NC State University diploma upon completion of the program. After successfully completing the engineering unmatriculated requirements, the student can apply to enter the program for the B.S. in Biomedical Engineering.
The need for biomedical engineers who have combined training in engineering and human biology is evidenced by a healthy demand for these engineers in the marketplace and strong student interest in biomedical engineering studies. Excitement in this field has been generated by advances in medicine, breakthroughs in biomaterials applied to new uses, new medical and engineering techniques, and computer integration in both medicine and engineering, which have opened new avenues for research and application. Everything points to considerable growth in the biomedical industry in the next decade.
NC State is proud of this new degree program and plans to strengthen the program even further in the years to come. Plans include additional biomedical engineering faculty, laboratory space renovations, and new equipment that will greatly enhance the student experience.
The program is administered by The College of Engineering at NC State University. Undergraduate freshmen entering this curriculum should enroll in the College of Engineering unmatriculated program and indicate Biomedical Engineering (BMU) as their curriculum choice. After successfully completing Biology and the engineering unmatriculated requirements, the student can apply to enter the program for the B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. Graduation requires the completion of 125 semester hours of designated courses.
|Program Educational Objectives|
|The program educational objectives of the undergraduate BS degree program in Biomedical Engineering are:
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|About the Degree Program|
|Conceptualizing, designing, and developing systems for the application of engineering principles to biological systems while maintaining and improving healthcare for both animals and humans provides many opportunities for graduates of the biomedical engineering curriculum. Biomedical companies creating specialized instrumentation and devices for healthcare and individuals will provide fertile ground for future graduates. In the future, healthcare will be taxed due to soaring world population numbers. Many graduates will be employed directly by hospitals who will be meeting just-in-time medical care needs. The ability to live longer, healthier lives and our ever increasing population growth pose challenges that this program will help meet.|
|Potential earnings for graduates with a BME degree are competitive with other engineering degrees offered at NC State. Click here for career information and opportunities.|