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Graduate Program


Biomedical Engineering is a discipline that integrates the engineering sciences with biology and medicine.  The field of biomedical engineering has seen a dramatic escalation in activity over the past 20 years, leading to the development of a wide variety of medical devices, medical procedures, and a basic understanding of biological processes. Engineering approaches are becoming increasingly important in modern biological and medical research and in the development of new technologies that stem from recent discoveries.

The Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of Arizona draws upon historical areas of excellence in biosciences, engineering, optical sciences, and medicine to create a new and unique learning experience.  Students obtain extensive training in life sciences, medicine, mathematics and engineering through individualized coursework plans, laboratory and clinical rotations, travel and research with one or more of the 60 + faculty participants.

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Expected Learning Outcomes: 

Our program is designed to provide students a rigorous preparation for careers as research scientists and complete this education within five years of matriculation.  Learning outcomes for the BME are:

  •        Obtain a foundational knowledge of biomedical engineering principles including those in the disciplines of life sciences and engineering. 
  •            Develop the ability to think independently and creatively.
  •           Cultivate an in depth knowledge and appropriate skill set within a specific area of research.
  •           Develop skill and ability in written and oral communication.
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