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Biomedical Engineering Minor

About the Biomedical Engineering Minor

Do you have a desire to combine your interest in mechanical or electrical engineering and healthcare? Do you want to use your skills to help improve the lives of others? Then the biomedical engineering minor would be a perfect addition to your engineering major.

Biomedical engineering (BME) is the study of biomedical technology — machines and devices that bridge the gap between the human body and the world of mechanical and electrical engineering. As a biomedical engineer, you will work to solve problems that have a direct influence on health and health care technologies. Advances in BME have led to such innovations as artificial joints, the pacemaker, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and kidney dialysis. It’s an exciting field, and adding a biomedical engineering minor to one of Cedarville’s three engineering majors can help get you there.

Why Study Biomedical Engineering at Cedarville?

Biomedical Engineering Minor Program Highlights

Customizable — You can customize your program by choosing one of four focus areas:

  • Biomechanics is engineering mechanics applied to biology. This field includes modeling and computer simulation of human tissue and movement as well as design and experimental measurements of devices that restore function, such as a hip implant.
  • Rehabilitation engineering is the field that develops assistive technologies to aid people with injuries or disabilities to help restore or improve mobility and individual function.
  • Medical imaging includes the design of systems including CT scanners and MRI machines, as well as processing the associated imagery.
  • Biomedical signals and systems is the field of engineering that views the body as a source of signals that may be measured and processed using appropriately designed systems.

Research opportunities — You’ll have opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research, including a capstone senior design project. Recent projects have involved working alongside biotech companies, Dayton Children’s Rehabilitation Services, implant designers and manufacturers, and individuals in local communities.

Career success — The U.S. Department of Labor recently reported on the career potential for biomedical engineers stating “no single occupation is expected to have more job growth over the next decade.” The growth is expected to come from “the aging of the baby boom generation, and corresponding increase in need for medical procedures, along with the appetite for medical innovation and advancement.” Students specializing in BME are finding employment in the profession and are pursuing advanced degrees at major universities.

Consider These Majors

Students pursuing a biomedical engineering minor should declare one of Cedarville’s engineering majors:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Biomedical Engineering

Get to know the biomedical engineering laboratory and some of the students who study here. Then, picture yourself studying biomedical engineering at Cedarville University.

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Student Projects

Take a look at some of the cutting-edge projects our students have worked on. As you pursue a biomedical engineering minor at Cedarville, you’ll have opportunities to find real-life solutions to real-life medical issues.

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Cutting-edge Research

Working alongside faculty members, our students have opportunities to publish their research in scientific journals and present at national engineering conferences. Check out some of the research our faculty and students have published.

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Program Faculty

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Tim Norman, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering

  • Location EPL 140
  • Phone 937-766-3761
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Biomedical Engineering Program Curriculum

Sample courses:
  • Biomedical Engineering Systems
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog