Established in 1997, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU BME) seeks to provide a first-class engineering education that prepares students for a variety of careers and a cutting-edge graduate program that advances knowledge and technology with the goal to improve human well-being.
Our department is organized around six distinct research disciplines that bridge all departments and schools at WashU:
Our overall objective is to prepare those in our biomedical engineering training programs for a variety of career paths. To that end, our undergraduate curriculum is designed to provide technical proficiency, as well as communication and other professional skills so that our graduates will be able to:
- Pursue careers in the biomedical engineering industry or related fields.
- Undertake advanced study (e.g. MS, PhD) in biomedical engineering or a related field.
- Complete professional degrees (e.g., in medicine, dentistry, law).