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Biomedical Engineering (BS)


Major Credits Required: 96 Credits

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree at HPU involves the application of engineering principles to design and develop diagnostic and treatment solutions for biological, medical and/or physiological problems. Students may undertake a variety of courses in computational biomechanics, biomedical optics, biomedical signal processing, computer simulation and processing, medical image processing and instrumentation, tissue engineering, biosensing, and device design, in addition to physics, chemistry, and electrical engineering, toward future employment in the healthcare and/or healthcare technology sector. The HPU Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering is a four-year program. HPU Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering graduates will find employment working with scientists and healthcare experts in areas such as artificial organ and prosthesis development, medical imaging and instrumentation systems, healthcare delivery and management systems, and in the development of medical assistive technologies for intervention and/or diagnosis.

The Biotechnology concentration is an additional interdisciplinary course of study that has applications to the physical sciences, statistics, medical research, biological research, environmental studies, and computer science. The successful graduate will be prepared for employment in industry, government, commerce, or further graduate study.

To complete the bachelor's degree, students must complete a minimum total of 120 credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.


The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering seeks to produce graduates who will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

With the achievement of these outcomes, we expect our students, within a few years of graduation, to be able to:

  • Actively and effectively engage in engineering practice to develop biomedical instrumentation and solutions to health-related challenges, or in the pursuit of related fields.

  • Be liberally informed engineers who are leaders within industry and the community.

  • Solve real-world problems and challenges related to medical applications, with creativity, innovation and professional responsibility.

  • Serve as engineering ambassadors in the community by conforming to the highest ethical and professional standards, continuing professional skill development and actively participating in the learning and development of those they are supervising and their peers.