Biomedical Engineering

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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering, technology and scientific concepts, to solve biomedical problems and engineering challenges. The VCU Department of Biomedical Engineering program was founded in 1984, making it one of the first biomedical engineering programs established in Virginia. VCU BME has an undergraduate program leading to a B.S. and a graduate program leading to an M.S. and Ph.D. The department maintains a close collaborative relationship with the VCU Medical Center, one of the country’s leading academic medical centers.

Students in Biomedical Engineering have access to VCU’s cutting-edge research facilities located on the Monroe Park Campus, the Institute of Engineering and Medicine, Biotech Research Park and the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). Areas of research include biomaterials, cell and tissue engineering, computational physiology, haptics, man-machine interfaces, mechanobiology of disease, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal biomechanics, regenerative medicine, and rehabilitation and human factors engineering. Through VCU Engineering’s interdisciplinary and convergent approach, combined with world renowned faculty, students in biomedical engineering are educated to make a profound difference in bioengineering, biomedicine and their global community.



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Whether you are interested in research, teaching, industry or clinical practice, VCU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) prepares you to take your place in this exciting field. As a BME major at VCU, you’ll study with faculty who are on the forefront of biomedical specialties including biomaterials, cell and tissue engineering, mechanobiology, human factors engineering and biomedical imaging. You will benefit from our longstanding collaborative relationship with the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical programs. Our majors have a very high acceptance rate into medical and dental school. Additional job opportunities include careers in pharmaceuticals, polymers/materials, biotechnology, environmental, and commodity/specialty chemicals.


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