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Biomedical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering degree at the University of Mount Union is designed to foster an innovative mindset while offering the crucial knowledge to successfully impact this rewarding and high-growth field. This interdisciplinary program works in collaboration with the successful health sciences programs at Mount Union to provide students with unique hands-on experiences. 

Courses in Biomedical Engineering

The biomedical engineering program requires 128-credit hours of coursework, which also fulfills the University’s requirements for its general education program, the Integrative Core. Mount Union’s biomedical engineering major provides an experience that stems from its “Four Pillars of Exceptional Engineering Education.

Featured Courses


The study of materials (synthetic and natural) that are used in contact with biological systems. Essential introductory knowledge about biomaterials selection, design, limiatations imposed by the technology, and host environment will be presented.


This course involves the analysis and design of musculoskeletal systems. Basic principles of mechanics, stress, strain, tensor analysis, and elastic solids will be applied to analyze structure and material properties of biological tissue such as skin, tendon, ligament, bone, and cartilage.

The entire biomedical engineering curriculum can be found below.


Program Mission and Objectives


The mission of the biomedical engineering program is to provide a comprehensive, rigorous, hands-on engineering education in a quality and conducive learning environment; providing students with the skills and competencies necessary for employment or career advancement as biomedical engineers. Our graduates will be equipped for life-long learning necessary for professional practice and advanced studies. We will prepare our students to be the technical, business, and global leaders of tomorrow. 


  1. Our graduates will be able to pursue fulfilling professional lives by integrating their Biomedical Engineering expertise with business and communication skills. 
  2. Our graduates will be able to create value and meaningful work in the field by meeting the expectations of employers of Biomedical Engineers. 
  3. Our graduates who are interested will be able to pursue meaningful work through advanced study or alternate career paths.
  4. Our graduates will be empowered to take control of their careers and to engage in responsible citizenship through dynamic roles in their local, national, and/or international communities.
  5. Our graduates will be able to integrate their fundamental knowledge of sciences, mathematics, liberal arts, and engineering analysis in meaningful work to solve challenges related to medicine and biology.
  6. Our graduates who are interested will be catalysts for change who excel in entrepreneurial or start-up situations and innovate and invent to shape the future.


At the time of graduation, biomedical engineering students will have achieved the following Student Outcomes:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Biomedical Engineering Spotlights