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.
Biomedical engineering students are immersed in anatomy and physiology, including human cadaveric specimen labs, beginning in the freshman year. As students learn computer-aided-design (CAD) in their freshman and sophomore years, they learn to create their own product designs and then produce them on a 3D printer. Our junior and senior students learn to develop a medical device according to FDA guidelines, and a prototype of their design may be produced and tested. This process is used again when the seniors complete their capstone projects by developing a product of their own design.
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.