“Bio(medical) engineering integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences and engineering principles to study biology, medicine, behavior, and health. It advances fundamental concepts; creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems level; and develops innovative biologics, materials, processes, implants, devices and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation, and for improving health.” - National Institutes of Health
Students choose a career in the field of biomedical engineering (BME) to be of service to people; for the excitement of working with living systems; and to apply advanced technology to the complex problems of medical care.
Biomedical Engineers often serve as integrators or facilitators, using their skills in both the engineering and life science fields. They are employed in industry, in research facilities of educational and medical institutions, in teaching, in government regulatory agencies, and in hospitals.
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