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BS in Biomedical Engineering
The mission of the BS program in Biomedical Engineering at Regis is to train students in the practice of design, fabrication, and analysis of biomedical systems, devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Specifically, Regis' vision for Biomedical Engineering centers around a quantitative approach to understanding biology across length and time scales, with a focus on issues related to human health. Regis’ Biomedical Engineering students are patient focused and realize the impact engineering can have on patient diagnosis, treatment, and care. Through exposure to the many fields of Biomedical Engineering, including medical imaging and nuclear medicine, biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, and cell and tissue engineering, students develop an understanding of the career options available to them. Fundamentally, the program focuses on a strong liberal arts curriculum and a Catholic education that is a unique signature of Regis Biomedical Engineering. As a Catholic university founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph the Regis Biomedical Engineering program strives for “Love and service of the Dear Neighbor without distinction” by educating students to design for the improvement of patient care.
The Biomedical Engineering program goal is to create world-class graduates to meet the 21st century needs of biomedical-related industries focused on patient care via medical devices and pharmaceuticals, as well as government and private consulting practice – all founded on a strong liberal arts education. Graduates of the Regis Biomedical Engineering Program will:
- Apply engineering principles to understand and predict the behavior of biological and physiological systems relevant to human health and disease.
- Understand and the apply the theory and practice of biomedical engineering design and technology creation tailored towards patient care and human health
- Engineer robust solutions within highly variable and complex biomedical problems.
- Build critical leadership, interpersonal and professional skills to thrive within diverse team environments and prepare for life-long learning.
- Be provided with opportunities for an experiential learning approach based on biomedical applications.
- Have a complementary liberal arts education in humanities, history and social sciences.
Student Learning Outcomes
The outcomes for the Biomedical Engineering program were chosen so that graduates will be prepared to meet the program objectives. Based on ABET criteria the overall curriculum graduates of the Biomedical Engineering program will have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Science and Mathematics Requirements:
- Biology: Microbiology, Cell Biology and Animal Physiology
- Chemistry: Chemical Structure and Reactions I and II, and Organic Chemistry
- Physics: General Physics I and II
- Mathematics: Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Engineering and Technology Requirements:
- Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering: Bridging Medicine and Technology
- Introduction to Biomedical Computation
- Physiological Instrumentation and Imaging
- Transport and Fluids for Biomedical Engineers
- Biomedical Engineering Lab I and II
- Biomolecular Dynamics and Control
- Biomedical Engineering Design I and II
- Exploring Medical Imaging
- Biomedical Measurements and Instrumentation/Lab
- Principles and Applications of Tissue Engineering/Lab
- Regulatory Affairs Elective
- One major elective in Medical Imaging or Science
- Two seminars: Ethical Issues in Biology and Innovation and Translation in Biomedical Engineering
Thus, all students within the major will have courses that will provide them with a broad overview of the discipline; students will be gain the experience to design, analyze, and build prototypes that fit their interest. Throughout the curriculum, student will learn the tools of the engineering field and communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing within engineering and across the disciplines – sciences, management, and regulators. For more information, contact Dr. Brian Plouffe at (781) 768-7410.
The program leading to the BS in Biomedical Engineering degree will be seeking accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, in 2020.
Possible Career Options
- Medical Devices
- Pharmaceutical and Biologics
- Clinical Research and Development
- Rehabilitation Engineering