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Biomedical Engineering

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An exciting new undergraduate major in Biomedical Engineering was introduced in the fall 2011 semester. Widener University continues to grow the Biomedical Engineering program and prepare students for careers in this fast growing and highly promising profession.

The Biomedical Engineering degree offers graduates productive careers in a wide variety of healthcare-related industries and government agencies. Employment opportunities in medical devices, pharmaceutical manufacturing, biotechnology, and life sciences industries are expected to grow by a remarkable 72% over the next 10 years, and salaries for biomedical engineering graduates are among the highest.

This extraordinary demand is concentrated right here, in the Greater Philadelphia area, which is one of the most prominent areas in the country for therapeutics and medical devices. Biomedical Engineers develop products ranging from the simple (Band-Aid®) to the complex (robotics, artificial limbs, artificial organs, drug delivery systems, etc.).

Engineering faculty at Widener University conduct research on a wide variety of biomedical engineering topics such as Cardiovascular Biomechanics, Artificial Kidney Devices, Swallowing Disorders, Suturing Mechanics for C-Sections, Cooling Devices for Brain Surgery, and Alzheimer's Disease. Undergraduate research opportunities in these and other areas are open for qualified students. In addition, engineering minors and a pre-med program are available for interested students. The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering is a four-year curriculum with optional co-op employment and internships, which can all be completed in four years.

If you would like more information about the new biomedical engineering program or any of the other exciting engineering programs at Widener University, I invite you to contact the School of Engineering at (610) 499-4033. Competitive scholarships, including full tuition, and free laptop computers are available to qualified students.

Fred A. Akl, Ph.D., P.E.
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