John A. Viator, Ph.D., Director

Mary Jo Babinsack, Academic Advisor and Business Manager
Biomedical Engineering Program
Email: bme@duq.edu
Phone: 412.396.2662

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Curriculum

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 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. 
  • Program research will focus on biomedical optics and sensors, with applications in oncology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, dermatology, and other areas of medicine.
  • 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.

The curriculum includes 132 Credit Hours, including 52 credit hours of engineering content. In addition to math, science courses and labs and the University core curriculum, students will take the following engineering courses:

  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (BME)
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Electronics I
  • Electronics II
  • BioSignals and Systems
  • Biofluid Dynamics
  • Engineering Computation
  • Introduction to Biomaterials
  • Thermodynamics
  • Research in BME
  • BME Electives
  • Capstone I and ll

(courses subject to change)