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About the Program

Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

Duquesne University Biomedical Engineering Program provides our students with a rigorous education in mathematics, science, engineering, and the liberal arts in line with the Spiritan ideals of service to others. Our students are actively involved with our research goals to improve human health, building upon their formal education to ultimately serve God by serving others.

Educational Objectives

BME Program Educational Objectives

While working in industry or pursuing advanced degrees, our graduates:

  • Successfully use quantitative and analytical skills necessary for solving complex biomedical-related engineering problems
  • Maintain professional competence through life-long learning
  • Communicate effectively via written or orals means with engineers, scientists, or health care professionals
  • Work successfully in diverse, multidisciplinary environments
  • Conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner with an attentiveness to global concerns
Student Outcomes

BME Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, our students will have acquired:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), chemistry, biology, physics, physiology, and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology 
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data from living and non-living systems 
  • An ability to analyze, model, and design a biomedical engineering device. system, component, or process to meet desired needs within multiple realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability while incorporating appropriate engineering standards 
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities 
  • An ability to communicate effectively 
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context 
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning 
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice 
  • An understanding of biology and physiology
  • An ability to address the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems
Enrollment Demographics
What Our Students Say

"The Biomedical Engineering program fosters an environment in which I am motivated to push myself to achieve greater success than I imagined. I couldn't ask for a better program to prepare me for the future and to reach my dreams."

- Courtney Battles, BME/BSN Class of 2020

"This program allows for mentorship from the professors, creating an environment that promotes each student to reach his or her full potential. I believe with all of the instruction that I receive, I will be successful in what I choose to do with my Biomedical Engineering degree."

- Eric Linder, BME Class of 2019

"The Duquesne BME/BSN dual degree gives me the ability to help people beyond clinical care. I chose this program because the small class size allows for an individual learning experience that you can't find anywhere else."

- Kimberly Stafford, BME/BSN Class of 2019

"My favorite part of Duquesne's BME program is the learning atmosphere. Studying with other program students, having personal tutors available, and the extra attention our program director gives to our success- like setting up time before class to review challening material- have been very helpful."

-Caitlin Phalunas, BME Class of 2018

"The BME program here at Duquesne is constantly being remodeled and tailored to provide the education that a Biomedical Engineer will use to change the world in the 21st Century. Come to Duquesne BME and be a part of the innovation that is occurring here!"

-Connor Evans, BME Class of 2018

"The true advantage that Duquesne BME offers is the ability to know your professors on a personal level and receive personalized help in any class when necessary."

-Cierra Noel, BME Class of 2018