The mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is:
- To educate and train the next diverse generation of biomedical engineers
- To conduct research leading to significant discoveries in medical sciences
- To conduct design and development of innovative medical technology
- To translate scientific discovery and medical technology to industry or clinical practice for delivery of health care
- To engage with the local to global community for knowledge dissemination
The objectives of the graduate Biomedical Engineering Program at FIU are the following:
- Provide opportunity for advanced graduate studies and entrepreneurial activities
- Encourage FIU graduates to extend their careers into research and teaching
- Prepare graduates for conducting innovative and impactful biomedical engineering research, design and development
- Provide highly trained professionals in Biomedical Engineering to serve in academic institutions, government agencies, research laboratories, and manufacturing and service industries
- Improve minority and Hispanic doctoral graduate representation in the Biomedical Engineering field, where they are highly underrepresented
- Help attract more biotechnology industries to Miami-Dade County and South Florida
Tracks & Specializations
The Professional Track is for engineers currently practicing in the biomedical industry and students interested in pursuing a management career in biomedical industry. A student shall complete 27 credit hours of course work and a 3 credit hour capstone project.
The Research Track is geared to prepare graduates for further graduate study or a career in biomedical research. A student shall complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. This includes a minimum of 24 hours of course work (15 credits of electives in specialty areas, 6 credits of mathematics core courses, 3 credits of life science elective), one semester of the Biomedical Engineering Seminar, and 6 semester credit hours of Master’s Thesis or 3 credit hours of Master’s Project.
The Orthotics and Prosthetics Engineering Track will provide comprehensive training for students in life-science areas, including anatomy, kinesiology, pathology, and normal pathological gait. In addition, it will provide extensive engineering training in biomechanics, material science, and the fabrication and evaluation processes of orthotic and prosthetic devices, as well as research skills.
About the School
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