Bachelor of science degree

Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
 

Mission
Our mission is to educate and inspire the next generation of biomedical engineers, conduct pioneering research that addresses critical healthcare challenges, and collaborate with industry and healthcare providers to bring cutting-edge technologies to market. We are dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that promotes interdisciplinary learning and societal impact. 

Vision
To be a global leader in biomedical engineering education and research, encouraging innovation and translating scientific discoveries into practical healthcare solutions that improve human health and well-being.


Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest-growing disciplines in engineering. This field has developed from the knowledge that engineering principles can be applied to better understand how the human body functions as well as the effect that outside forces have on it, whether they be diagnostic or traumatic. A biomedical engineer brings together traditional engineering principles with the life sciences in a completely integrated fashion.

The result is an engineer who views the human body as a complex system, its diseases and injuries as breakdowns in that system, and medical interventions as design alternatives for the repair of the system. As the population ages and medical costs increase, biomedical engineers are required both to understand the mechanistic causes of injury and disease and to design and implement interventions to prevent and mitigate the suffering of individuals and to reduce the cost of medical care to society.

AIU's program in biomedical engineering is built upon a strong foundation of engineering that integrates biomedical sciences early in the curriculum and continuously throughout subsequent coursework.

The Biomedical Engineering Program is designed for those interested in applying engineering to biology and medicine. It attracts students with backgrounds in engineering, biology, or healthcare who seek to innovate and solve medical challenges through interdisciplinary collaboration and research, aiming for careers in healthcare technology and related industries.

AIU Biomedical Engineering Program Educational Objectives 
Within a few years after graduation, alumni of the Biomedical Engineering Program are expected to: 

  • Apply technical knowledge and soft skills to solve biomedical engineering problems.  
  • Engage in biomedical engineering professional practice.

Biomedical Engineering - Student Learning Outcomes

  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. 

BME Program Enrollment and Degree Data:

 

Academic Year



Enrollment Year

Total Undergrad



Degrees Awarded

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Bachelors

Current Year

2023/2024

FT

122

121

101

177

113

634

0

 

2022/2023

FT

62

35

120

199

28

444

0

 

2021/2022

FT

33

83

213

20

0

349

0

 

2020/2021

FT

158

124

13

0

0

295

0


Suggested Degree Plan

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Career Opportunities

  • Biomechanical Engineer
  • Rehabilitation Engineer
  • Clinical Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Bioengineering Researcher

Degree Requirements

The School of Engineering and Computing offers seven majors: Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering.

School of Engineering and Computing Requirments

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering must complete a minimum of 131 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.

Engineering and Computing Requirements

Minimum General Education Requirements 38 credits
School Core Requirements 34 credits
Major Requirements 59 credits
Total Credits Required for Degree 131 credits


General Education Requirements
American International University has established seven competencies that form the foundation of the learning outcomes in our courses. Upon successful completion of the General Education program, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Global self-awareness
  • Information literacy
  • Mathematical and scientific reasoning
  • Quantitative and IT Literacy

With the understanding that our students will specialize in a variety of academic majors, the General Education Program requirements are designed to ensure that all students will acquire experiential and activity-based learning and the application of knowledge in concrete situations as part of their AIU experience. 
Required Biomedical Engineering Courses
All biomedical engineering students must complete the following courses. Students are responsible for observing all course prerequisites and limitations

  • Basic Life Mechanisms 
  • Basic Life Mechanisms Laboratory 
  • Electrical Circuits I
  • Electrical Circuits I Laboratory 
  • Statics
  • Elementary Mechanics of Materials 
  • Anatomy for Engineers
  • Physiology for Engineers
  • Digital Logic Design
  • Digital Logic Design Laboratory
  • Medical Imaging I
  • Biomedical Signals & Systems
  • Biomedical Signals & Systems Laboratory
  • Biomedical Instrumentation I
  • Biomechanics I
  • Electronics I
  • Biomaterials and Biocompatibility
  • Engineering Physiology Laboratory
  • Electronics II
  • Electronics II Laboratory
  • Biomedical Engineering Seminar
  • Technical Electives (300/400 level)
  • Technical Elective (400 level)
  • Engineering Technical Elective

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