Graduate Biomedical Engineering

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Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary area of study that integrates knowledge from engineering with the biomedical sciences. It is a very diverse field with Biomedical Engineers working in systems ranging from medical devices to the design of artificial organs. Widener University School of Engineering research in Biomedical Engineering includes nanotechnology application for kidney dialysis, Alzheimer’s detection and breast cancer therapeutics. Students who choose Biomedical Engineering are interested in being of service to human health but do not routinely interact directly with patients.

The curriculum has been designed to further the student’s skills and understanding of both engineering and the life sciences, and to provide sufficient flexibility to encourage students to explore specializations within Biomedical Engineering. The overall aim is to produce high-quality, interdisciplinary engineers who are well-prepared for pursuit of further graduate or professional degrees and/or careers in industry. Employment opportunities exist in industry, hospitals, academic research institutes, teaching, national laboratories, and government regulatory agencies.

A graduate candidate should hold a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. Candidates who hold undergraduate degrees in related areas are also considered.

Curriculum–Required Courses Credit Hours
Core Courses* 9
ENGR 678 Application of Biology in BME 3
Biomedical Engineering Technical Electives** 9
Technical Electives*** 3
ENGR 691 Thesis I or Technical Elective 3
ENGR 692 Thesis II or Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective for Non-Thesis Students 3
*Core Courses Credit Hours
ENGR 616 Engineering Mathematics I 3
ENGR 618 Statistics and Probability 3
ENGR 619 Technical Communications 3
**Biomedical Engineering Technical Electives
BME 610 Biomedical Microscopic Imaging
BME 611 Design of Medical Instrumentation
BME 612 Principles of Medical Imaging
BME 613 Biomedical Optics
BME 621 Advanced Cell and Tissue Engineering
BME 623 Biomedical Nanotechnology
BME 630 Advanced Biomechanics and Tissue Mechanics
BME 631 Cellular Mechanics
BME 644 Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics
BME 646 Advanced Bioheat and Mass Transfer
BME 651 Medical Devices and Design
BME 652 Biomedical Microdevices
ENGR 620 Advanced Biomaterials
***Technical Electives
ENGR 600 Engineering Project Management
ENGR 611 Operations Research
ENGR 625 Bioseparations
ENGR 626 Process Modeling and Simulation
ENGR 636 Finite Elements Analysis
ENGR 654 Algorithms and Date Structures
ENGR 655 Microelectronic Circuit Design
ENGR 656 Microelectronic System Design
ENGR 659 Digital Signal Processing
ENGR 661 Database Engineering I
ENGR 668 Computer Graphic
ENGR 675 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
ENGR 680 Advanced Computational Methods
ENGR 681 Fluid Mechanics
ENGR 683 Heat Transfer
ENGR 684 Heat Transfer Processes
ENGR 694 Special Graduate Engineering Topics
ENGR 695 Independent Researches