Biomedical Engineering is a discipline that is practiced by professionals trained as engineers who specialize in the medical and biological sciences. As engineers, Biomedical Engineers assert their multidisciplinary expertise for designing new medical instruments and devices, and for innovating new technological solutions for detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
Graduate (Masters and Ph.D) training prepares students for academic and industry positions, specializing in power and machinery, process engineering, structures and environment, soil and water engineering, waste management, food engineering, biological and agricultural materials’ properties, or instrumentation and controls.
The Biological Systems Engineering program at UW provides a broad based education, preparing students for the variety of applications that involve biological systems. While breadth is a part of the experience here, students have the opportunity to develop specialization in a number of areas.