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Inventing tomorrow's health care

Help create the technologies that improve - and save - lives.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering, technology and scientific concepts, to solve biomedical problems and engineering challenges. The VCU Department of Biomedical Engineering program was founded in 1984, making it one of the first biomedical engineering programs established in Virginia. VCU BME has an undergraduate program leading to a B.S. and a graduate program leading to an M.S. and Ph.D. The department maintains a close collaborative relationship with the VCU Medical Center, one of the country’s leading academic medical centers.

Students in Biomedical Engineering have access to VCU’s cutting-edge research facilities located on the Monroe Park Campus, the Institute of Engineering and Medicine, Biotech Research Park and the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). Areas of research include biomaterials, cell and tissue engineering, computational physiology, haptics, man-machine interfaces, mechanobiology of disease, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal biomechanics, regenerative medicine, and rehabilitation and human factors engineering. Through VCU Engineering’s interdisciplinary and convergent approach, combined with world renowned faculty, students in biomedical engineering are educated to make a profound difference in bioengineering, biomedicine and their global community.