Biomedical Engineering, B.S.
Biomedical engineering applies knowledge of engineering, biology and biomechanical principles to the design, development and evaluation of biological and health systems and products. The Indiana Tech biomedical engineering program focuses on the mechanical side of biomedical engineering. Also, recent enhancements to the program include the use of electrical sensors for brain-machine control interface and the development of simulation programs.
Learning by doing
A focus on project-based learning is instrumental for biomedical engineering students to better understand the mathematical and engineering theories they are learning. By creating a product or system of products with a design based on the theories they have learned, students more thoroughly interpret what they are learning in all of their courses.
Beginning in their freshman year, biomedical engineering students are immersed in anatomy and physiology, including human cadaveric specimen labs and computer-aided-design (CAD). As sophomores and juniors, students learn the steps in developing a medical device. Some designs may be chosen to be produced into a prototype using 3D printers and undergo lab testing. Seniors develop a medical device prototype of their own design that adheres to FDA regulations for their final capstone project.
Where do graduates go?
Students that earn a biomedical engineering degree from Indiana Tech will be well-prepared to enter the research and development engineering workforce. In addition, these students will do well in research positions in industry and academia and will have great knowledge base for entrance into medical school.
A Tech success story
While Ryan was a biomedical engineering student at Indiana Tech, his internship at Quadrant Plastics in Fort Wayne made him confident that when he entered the workforce, he would be “ready to make an impact immediately.”
“Being an intern at Quadrant most importantly affected my confidence in engineering and solidified my knowledge that I gained during my time at Indiana Tech,” Ryan said. “There was a substantial amount of learning that occurred during my internship. However, there was never a task or assignment that I was not able to complete. Having industry experience before graduation was extremely crucial to my future success.”
Ryan is a product development engineer at BioPoly in Fort Wayne.