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Areas of Biomedical Engineering Study

Modern applications of Biomedical Engineering encompass a wide range of technical areas. The goal of the Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Department is to educate its students with a broad base in core biomedical engineering, and provide depth in the frontier areas of biomedical engineering profession through exposure to key areas of specialization. The entire spectrum of these application areas is organized into three distinct “tracks”. Every student is urged to carefully select one of the three tracks. Based on the choice of the track, the student can then design the appropriate technical elective, life-science elective, and departmental elective supportive of the track at junior and senior levels.

  • Biomedical Computing, Imaging & Instrumentation

    This track is designed to train students who are interested in academic or industrial careers that involve the measuring and modeling of physiological systems, developing biomedical instrumentation, medical imaging, medical image processing and analysis and the graphics and visualization industries. Emphasis is placed both on understanding the physiological system as well as the engineering and development of new sensors and measurement devices.

  • Biomechanics & Rehabilitation Engineering

    The biomechanics “option” has added emphasis on tissue and fluid mechanics, whereas the rehabilitation engineering option has an emphasis on prosthetics and assisted devices. Track-specific electives have been identified as more appropriate for an emphasis on rehabilitation engineering (R) and/or biomechanics (B). Students undertaking this curriculum will be well prepared for employment in the medical device industry (orthopedic, imaging, cardiovascular), and positions involving direct contact with health care, rehabilitation, and human performance. The track is also an excellent background for students seeking advanced degrees in engineering, medicine, and physical/occupational therapy.

  • Tissue Engineering & Molecular Bioengineering

    This track is designed for students who desire to apply engineering principles to the development of biomedical technologies underlying biotechnology, tissue engineering, biomaterials design and applications, and molecular medicine. An emphasis is placed on biochemistry and on molecular and cell biology in the life sciences arena and on thermodynamics, kinetics, and transport and materials sciences within the engineering sciences. Students undertaking this curriculum will be well prepared for employment in the tissue engineering, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, for medical school, or for graduate study in Biomedical Engineering.




Biomedical Engineering Industrial Internship Program (BEIIP)
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Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-445-6872
Fax: 732-445-3753

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