Northwestern was among the first schools to recognize the value of a biomedical engineering background. Today the Department of Biomedical Engineering offers one of the largest programs in the country at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We help provide students with the tools, experience, and adaptability to prosper—not only as new graduates but also throughout their careers.
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The bachelor of science in biomedical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and prepares students for rewarding careers within the biomedical industry. It also prepares students to continue with graduate studies.
At the graduate level, the Department of Biomedical Engineering offers two degree options:
The MS in biomedical engineering is a degree program tailored for students who are looking to advance their training in biomedical engineering.
The PhD in biomedical engineering is a degree program that focuses on the development of engineering, life sciences, and mathematics and allows students to collaborate with faculty on innovative research.
Our faculty members are internationally renowned scholars and researchers that have been honored around the world for pioneering work.
In addition to their scholarly activities and accomplishments, all of our faculty members are passionate about teaching. Several have won university-wide teaching and advising awards.
- Biomaterials and Regenerative Materials
- Imaging and Biophotonics
- Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation
Additionally, our faculty members participate in several interdisciplinary centers and institutes:
- The Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics
- The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program
- Sensory Motor Performance Program
- Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center
- Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
- Northwestern Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies
- Center for Photonics
- Center for Bionic Medicine