Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering (BME) degree is an interdisciplinary major that blends engineering with the life sciences. Students learn biomechanics, biomaterials, structural properties and dynamics of cells and tissues, biological systems, biomedical instrumentation, electronics, sensors, and signal processing. The BME degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


BME Degree
  • BME Requirements: Students receive a rigorous education through a set of core courses, technical electives, capstone design project, and liberal arts courses.
  • BME Courses: A comprehensive set of core areas and specialized topics in biomedical engineering.
  • BME Advising Forms: Students work closely with their faculty adviser to formulate and implement a successful plan of study.

Teaching Excellence
  • Our focus solely on undergraduate education, small classes, and close faculty-student interaction are all hallmarks of the BME curriculum at Union.
  • All courses and laboratories are taught by Union College faculty members, and many classes have fewer than 20 students.

Successful Careers
  • The rigor and depth of a BME education combined with a broad study of the liberal arts provide an excellent background for careers in engineering as well as professions such as medicine, law, and business administration. Through our study abroad programs, undergraduate research opportunities, and personal attention given to each student, we educate well-rounded members of society who are prepared to excel in an increasingly multicultural and technological world.
  • Examples of some recent BME alumni are shown below:
    • Sam Choi ’17: BME PhD program (University of Michigan)
    • Erin Lyons ’17: Stanley Black & Decker (New Britain, CT)
    • Theo di Pauli ’16: Fulbright Fellowship (Ulm University, Germany)
    • Jess Farland ’16: Boston Scientific (Marlborough, MA)
    • Meggie Ferrari ’16: BME PhD program (University of Denver)
    • Sophia Powell ’16: Johnson & Johnson (Skillman, NJ)
    • Megan Mancuso ’15: BME PhD program (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
    • Nell Pinkston ’15: Medical School (UMass at Amherst)
    • Tim Sheehan ’15: NIH PostBac Program, Neuroscience PhD program (UC San Diego)
    • Ben Wilkinson ’15: Harvey Tool (Rowley, MA)
  • A more detailed list of  what recent BME majors have done after graduating from Union can be found here!

ABET Accreditation

The BME degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. More information can be found here.

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