The interdisciplinary curriculum will stress mastery of mathematical methods, programming ability in Matlab, LabView, R and other languages, and extensive experiences in fabrication of prototype medical devices. Though this program will incorporate strong, broad based engineering fundamentals, there will be a research focus in biomedical optics and biosensors.
Students will learn critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and management skills, and develop an understanding of the increasing importance of leadership and ethics in the engineering field.
Duquesne University has developed a curriculum in line with ABET accreditation standards and in consultation with academicians with extensive engineering curriculum experience and familiarity with ABET standards. (ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology).
The curriculum includes 132 Credit Hours, including 52 credit hours of engineering content. In addition to basic science courses and labs and the University core curriculum, students will take the following engineering courses:
- Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (BME)
- Introduction to Scientific Computation
- Engineering Mechanics
- Materials Science
- CAD & Engineering Shop Practicum
- Human Physiology for Engineers
- BME Signals & Systems
- Introductory and Advanced Laboratory Electronics
- Biomedical Imaging
- Biomedical Optics
- Biomedical Sensor Design
- BME/Engineering Entrepreneurship
- BME Senior Design I and II
(courses subject to change)