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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering integrates engineering principles and design concepts with medical and biological sciences to advance healthcare treatment. Biomedical engineers are integral in the development and innovation of equipment, devices and computer systems, and software in the healthcare field while closing the gap between engineering and medicine.

The University of Mount Union’s biomedical engineering major is designed to foster an innovative mindset while offering the crucial knowledge to successfully impact this rewarding and high-growth field. Our biomedical engineering faculty at Mount Union is an outstanding group with expertise in the fields that make up biomedical engineering such as:

  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Systems Physiology

The biomedical engineering major is housed in the School of Engineering.

Biomedical Engineering Degree Quick Facts

The biomedical engineering degree requires 130-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.” 

Why Choose Engineering at Mount Union?

  • 100% placement rate to careers in industry or graduate schools for the class of 2019
  • Over 94% placement rate in paid engineering internships
  • Small classes with strong bonds between the students and faculty members
  • Intense, hands-on education through projects, labs, internships, and field experiences
  • Strong liberal arts culture that emphasizes graduating students with strong communication skills
  • New and state-of-the-art labs, housed in a recently-renovated engineering building and a separate engineering lab facility
  • Yearlong capstone senior design courses with projects directly from industry, narrowing the gap between real-world engineering, and education

Program Mission, Educational Objectives, and Student Outcomes


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. 


  • Graduates will be able to pursue fulfilling professional lives by integrating their Biomedical Engineering expertise with business and communication skills. 
  • Graduates will be able to create value and meaningful work in the field by meeting the expectations of employers of Biomedical Engineers. 
  • Graduates who are interested will be able to pursue meaningful work through advanced study or alternate career paths.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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