Biomedical engineering is a discipline which integrates the engineering sciences with biology and medicine. The field of biomedical engineering has seen a dramatic escalation in activity over the past 20 years leading to the development of a wide variety of medical devices, medical procedures, and a basic understanding of biological processes. Engineering approaches are becoming increasingly important in modern biological and medical research and in the development of new technologies that stem from recent discoveries. The University of Arizona has established strengths in medical and biological engineering with faculty members providing education and research opportunities from nearly every scientific discipline on this campus.
During the first year, course work includes foundation BME core courses and introduction to research opportunities in faculty laboratories. Continued studies and research are flexible and include advanced graduate courses in engineering and life sciences, research methods, thesis credits (M.S.), dissertation credits (Ph.D.) and a research seminar series. Each student's course of study is developed with the guidance of a mentor and advisory committee. Students are also encouraged to participate in clinical and industrial internships which provide experience in state of the art applications of biomedical engineering.
The strength of the Biomedical Engineering Program derives largely from the flexibility afforded by the broad biomedical engineering research interests of the interdisciplinary faculty who participate in the Program. This allows each student the freedom to design a unique program of study to meet individual career goals.
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