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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 Department of Engineering along with the two successful, ABET accredited programs in mechanical engineering and civil engineering. 

Biomedical Engineering Degree Quick Facts

The biomedical engineering degree 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.” 

Why Choose Engineering at Mount Union?

  • More than 95% placement rate to careers in industry or graduate schools
  • More than 90% placement rate in paid mechanical 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 and Objectives

MISSION

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. 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES 

  • Technical and Engineering Skills – Graduates will be able to apply mathematical, scientific and engineering principles in the design, analysis, experimentation and testing of computer devices, components, subsystems, and software using appropriate tools and techniques. 
  • Professional and Leadership Skills – Graduates will be able to recognize and achieve high levels of professionalism and attain careers in which they assume leadership position, work in multidisciplinary teams, make decisions that are socially responsible, and communicate effectively. 
  • Worldview and Personal Development - Graduates will be aware of ethical, moral, and diversity systems in a social context and prepared to continuously demonstrate their ability to learn new concepts, identify new directions, and adapt in response to the needs of a rapidly changing world. 

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

  1. Principles: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Design: An ability to apply the engineering design process to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health and safety and global, cultural, social, environmental, economic, and other factors as appropriate to the discipline.
  3. Experimentation: An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. Communication: An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. Responsibility: 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.
  6. Learning: An ability to recognize the ongoing need to acquire new knowledge, to choose appropriate learning strategies, and to apply this knowledge.
  7. Teamwork: An ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team that establishes goals, plans tasks, meets deadlines, and creates a collaborative and inclusive environment.
  8. Foundations: Knowledge of the foundations of engineering, science, and mathematics and their applications in computer engineering.