Undergraduate Program

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 electives, life-science electives, and departmental electives supportive of the track at junior and senior levels. In the event there are specific questions related to each track, track faculty advisors should be contacted. 

Biomedical Computing, Imaging, & Instrumentation (BCII)

BCII engineers measure and model physiological systems, perform medical imaging, process and analyze those images, and work with graphics and visualization industries. Understanding the physiological system, as well as engineering and developing new sensors and measurement devices is emphasized. Specialists in Medical Imaging and Medical Image Analysis can find careers in industry, research centers and universities. Students who plan to attend graduate school should also consider this track.

Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering (BRE)

Biomechanical engineers focus on tissue and fluid mechanics, while rehabilitation engineers emphasize prosthetics and assisted devices. Both tracks prepare students for the medical device industry  (for orthopedic, imaging, and cardiovascular devices) and positions involving direct contact with healthcare, rehabilitation, and human performance. Students seeking advanced degrees in engineering, medicine, and physical/occupational therapy should consider this track.

Tissue Engineering and Molecular Bioengineering (TEMB)

TEMB engineers apply engineering principles to developing biomedical technologies underlying tissue engineering, biomaterials design and applications, and molecular medicine. Biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, thermodynamics, kinetics, and transport and materials sciences are emphasized areas of study. Potential employers can be in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries or tissue engineering. Students can also attend medical school or work towards a graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Special Degree Tracks

Declaring a Minor
There are no official minors in any engineering subject. Students may pursue minors in other fields. It is possible for students to pursue 2 engineering BS degrees, simultaneously or sequentially. In this case only 1 set of humanities/social science electives need to be completed. Fill out this form to declare a minor.
James J. Slade Scholars Program

In the third year, students who have maintained a 3.2 university cumulative grade-point average may apply to the undergraduate director of their major department to be admitted into the James J. Slade Scholars Program. Each Slade Scholar prepares a plan of study under the guidance of a three-member faculty committee and the Honors Committee of the School of Engineering. Upon successful completion of the honors program and with the recommendation of the committee, department, and the honors committee of the School of Engineering the student will receive a special honors certificate. Successful completion of the honors program is also noted in the conferred degrees and honors listed in the commencement program. See www.soe.rutgers.edu/oas/slade for more information.