Biomedical Engineering : Overview

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
332 Bonner Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1920

Phone: 716.645.8500
Fax: 716.645.3656
Web Address:
Albert H. Titus
David A. Kofke


The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a BS in biomedical engineering. Biomedical engineers combine the problem solving ability of engineers with the knowledge of the biological and medical fields to develop new solutions for improving human health, healthcare, and quality of life for all people. Biomedical engineers work in research and development, product design, manufacturing, operations, service, technical sales and marketing, consulting, education, and environmental problem solving.

The undergraduate program provides the scope of knowledge and training for employment in the field and also forms the basis for further study at the graduate level. The curriculum emphasizes four main areas (Imaging, Tissue Engineering, Sensor Materials and Devices, and Computation), and allows for students to obtain depth in areas of their choice through technical electives. The Department of Biomedical Engineering brings together faculty members from many disciplines to provide an education that will enable our graduates to succeed.

Biomedical Engineering Program Educational Objectives:
The recent graduate shall:
  • Demonstrate expertise and career advancement in their field through the application of fundamental knowledge (mathematics and science) and skills (problem solving), and engineering tools;
  • Communicate effectively by contributing to conference presentations, journal publications, industrial and internal documents, patent applications, reports, and/or scholarly journal papers;
  • Contribute to the achievement of their organization's goals as an effective leader and/or effective team member; and
  • Be engaged in their profession and life-long learning by using their knowledge and expertise to aid civic institutions, educational organizations, and professional societies.

The program is designed to serve both students who intend to enter industry directly and others who plan to continue their education through formal graduate study, including medical school.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:28 EST