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Bioengineers work at the intersection of engineering and the life sciences, developing new technologies that improve people’s health and well-being.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOENGINEERING OVERVIEW

The Bioengineering Department at UT Dallas offers an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering and graduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering as part of collaboration with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and The University of Texas at Arlington. 

The Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by ABET.

The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Program is to:
The Mission of the Erik Jonsson Bioengineering Department at UT Dallas is to pursue excellence in biomedical engineering education, research, and innovation for the purpose of empowering individuals to make significant advances in science and technology with a focus on improving human health. To achieve our educational mission, we provide students access to advanced technology and highly trained engineers in order to provide a unique environment to develop critical problem-solving skills, nurture creativity, and become world class engineers.

Program Educational Objectives
Biomedical Engineering Bachelor’s graduates are expected to attain the following Program Educational Objectives within a few years after graduation:

  • Careers that lead to leadership roles in biomedical engineering or related fields
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  • Gain admission to graduate, professional, or health related programs

Student Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Approach
We have incorporated hands on learning opportunities into our curriculum.  Each semester students are presented with engineering problems and are given the training and guidance needed to create highly technical solutions to these problems. Students are trained on the use of advanced bench top engineering equipment from network analyzers, digital oscilloscopes, and function generators so they can design, test and build medical devices.  Students learn how to build software platforms around these devices using C, Matlab and Labview.  

Future 
UT Dallas, UT Southwestern and UT Arlington already collaborate on numerous research projects through the Advanced Imaging Research Center, the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders and other joint research programs. UT Dallas will be creating a 8,000 square foot center at UT Southwestern to foster collaborations between the institutions.  This center will focus on the development of advanced clinical tools.   

Mission, Objectives and outcomes for the different programs can be found here.

Enrollment and graduation data can be found here.