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The College of Engineering - Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Rowan Engineering offers a B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering (BME).

This is an exciting time for Biomedical Engineering at Rowan University. Our new Biomedical Engineering faculty members join an exceptional group of faculty throughout the College of Engineering with established teaching and research experience in the biomedical field. We are pleased to welcome 40 freshmen who make up our inaugural Fall 2014 class.

The New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, effective July 1, 2013, made Rowan University only the second state public comprehensive research university in New Jersey. Research University status is spurring rapid growth throughout the University and Rowan is committed to quadrupling its funded research dollars over the next 10 years. Biomedical Engineering will be adding students, faculty, and moving into a brand new engineering building with state of the art facilities.

Biomedical Engineering has ample resources to foster translational research with two Rowan medical schools (Cooper Medical School of Rowan University & Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine) and the South Jersey Tech Park, which drives University innovations to the commercialization of products. Further, the proximity of Rowan University to biotechnology companies and research facilities in the state of New Jersey and the Philadelphia and New York metropolitan area presents extensive opportunities for student-faculty collaborations with businesses.

What is Biomedical Engineering?
Biomedical engineering is at the intersection of medicine and biology, with the focus on the improvement of heath care systems. Rowan's biomedical engineering program will educate its students to analyze and design innovative solutions, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care. Modeled after the proven hands-on, real world, project-based curriculum of Rowan’s existing engineering programs, the BME degree program will prepare students to contribute to health care solutions in an increasingly multidisciplinary environment.

What do Biomedical Engineers Do?

Biomedical engineers work in various areas bridging biology, medicine, and engineering such as stem cell research, tissue engineering, biomaterials, the creation of artificial organs and limbs, medical devices, diagnostics and imaging, nanotechnology, robotic surgery, and the development of therapeutics and carriers to treat arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases.

Program of Study
Our biomedical engineering program provides students with a firm grounding in the traditional engineering disciplines, along with a solid background in the life sciences. Graduates of our program will possess the skills necessary to develop and design health care systems, have the knowledge to pursue further studies in graduate and medical school, and be able to contribute as a practicing engineer in a myriad of other areas. The typical course sequence for our 4-year program can be found here.

Contact Information

For more information about our biomedical engineering program, please contact the Engineering Dean's Office by phone (856-256-5300) or email (engineering@rowan.edu)