The biomedical engineer requires the analytical tools and broad understanding of modern engineering and science, fundamental understanding of biological or physiological systems, and familiarity with recent technological innovations. Biomedical engineers seek to improve human health through advances in engineering, healthcare, and medicine. The difficulty in translating advances in biomedical research to improved healthcare is due, in large part, to the dramatic shift in the character of healthcare problems in industrialized nations. Chronic illness, rather than acute injury and disease, is now the dominant issue in healthcare. As a result, improvements in the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat chronic illness has become the primary focus of the national healthcare agenda. Accordingly, the mission of the biomedical engineering major at Trine is to prepare graduate engineers to face these new twenty–first century challenges. The Biomedical major integrates well with the mission of the University to promote intellectual and personal development through professionally focused and formative learning opportunities and prepare students to succeed, lead and serve.
The field of Biomedical Engineering combines knowledge from all of the basic science disciplines: mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology as well as the engineering sciences. Due to this inter-disciplinary nature and rapidly advancing knowledge in the field of medicine, the curriculum for a Biomedical Engineer must also be adaptive and keep up with current advancements. To incorporate these aspects into a Biomedical Program the coursework at Trine University has been grounded in the traditional sciences but is also flexible to accommodate both individual student interests and special topics knowledge of faculty.
The Biomedical Engineering program at the Allen School of Engineering & Technology is built on over a century of engineering excellence. It truly integrates engineering with health sciences. In addition to the availability of state-of-art engineering laboratories, you will have access to various laboratories in the School of Health Sciences and the School of Arts and Sciences. The program was established to give students a broad background beyond that of a single engineering discipline and to more fully include basic and health care sciences, while building upon our “hands-on” design approach to biomedical engineering. Besides acquiring a solid engineering background, you will be trained to tackle the multidisciplinary problems facing biomedical engineers. Depending on your interest, you will have a choice to focus on one of the three areas. The concentration areas include:
Although the Biomedical Engineering program is exceptionally challenging, our small class environment and readily accessible faculty will provide you with the undergraduate education and experience in any biomedical career path of your choice.
Darryl Webber, Ph.D.
Wade Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
1 University Avenue
Angola, Indiana 446703