Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary area of study that integrates knowledge from engineering with the biomedical sciences. It is a diverse field. Biomedical engineers work in systems ranging from medical devices to the design of artificial organs. Widener’s research includes nanotechnology application for kidney dialysis, Alzheimer’s detection, and breast cancer therapeutics. Biomedical engineers are interested in being of service to human health but do not routinely interact directly with patients.
The curriculum furthers students’ skills and understanding of both engineering and the life sciences and provides sufficient flexibility to encourage students to explore specializations within biomedical engineering. The overall aim is to produce high-quality, interdisciplinary engineers who are well-prepared for pursuit of further graduate or professional degrees and careers in industry. Employment opportunities exist in industry, hospitals, academic research institutes, teaching, national laboratories, and government regulatory agencies.
The MSE degree can be completed with a thesis or non-thesis option. Students pursuing thesis must enroll in ENGR 691 and ENGR 692 in lieu of two technical electives.