Train next-generation professional engineers to interface engineering and medicine with design and problem solving to improve human health. Engineers will be at the forefront in the creation of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, to address challenging problems involving biomedical basic science and advances in clinical medicine. Applications for students trained in biomedical engineering are expected to be broad, from the establishment of disruptive imaging technologies or fabrication of new biomimetic tissue replacements, to conception of innovative medical devices.

Unique Opportunities at CU Boulder

Biomedical Engineering provides a foundational education in the bioengineering and applied sciences, while also engaging with clinical, veterinary, and entrepreneurial partners at cutting edge institutions all along the Front Range. Active collaborations and sponsored research exist with counterparts at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, in veterinary medicine at Colorado State University, and in numerous local companies. Unique opportunities extend to graduate design courses with the medical device industry and extensive transfer of intellectual property (patents, licenses, startups) toward biomedical solutions.

Recommended Coursework

Courses you might be interested in taking as you pursue the Biomedical Option include:

  • MCEN 5117 Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
  • MCEN 5127 Biomedical Ultrasound
  • MCEN 5133 Biomechanics of Solids
  • MCEN 5228 Biomimetic Biomaterials
  • MCEN 5228 Medical Device Design
  • MCEN 5228 Mechanobiology
  • MCEN 5228 Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • MCEN 5228 Surface Forces in Biology