Biomedical Engineering combines knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices to develop devices and procedures that solve complex medical and health-related problems. Biomedical engineers contribute to the design and improvement of medical devices including artificial hearts, prostheses, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and devices for automating insulin injections. RMU's offering prepares students to excel in this fast-growing and promising field.
The average starting salary for biomedical engineers is approximately $66,000. Sample jobs and industries include:
Design Engineer, medical products industry
Product Engineer, biotechnology industry
Manufacturing Engineer, consumer products industry
Applications Engineer, healthcare facility
Plant Engineer, medical device industry
Sales Engineer, pharmaceutical industry
For more information check out www.biomedicalengineer.com.
|FRESHMAN/Fall Semester||FRESHMAN/Spring Semester|
|Intro to Engineering||Engineering Graphics|
|Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I||Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II|
|Chemistry I with lab||General Physics I with lab|
|Programming||Argument & Research|
|Intercultural Communication/Reading & Writing Strategies||Fundamentals of Accounting|
|SOPHOMORE/Fall Semester||SOPHOMORE/Spring Semester|
|Statics & Strength of Materials||Biomedical Engineering Principles|
|General Physics II with lab||Circuits & Electromagnetics|
|Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III or similar||Thermodynamics & Energetics|
|Anatomy and Physiology I with lab||Differential Equations|
|Anatomy and Physiology II with lab or Chemistry II with lab|
|JUNIOR/Fall Semester||JUNIOR/Spring Semester|
|Engineering Materials||Value Design|
|Dynamics||Biomedical Engineering Elective|
|Fluid Mechanics||Management Theory & Practice|
|Survey of Economics||Biomechanics|
|Professional Communication in Workplace||Contemporary American Social Problems or similar|
|SENIOR/Fall Semester||SENIOR/Spring Semester|
|Engineering Practice||Integrated Engineering Design|
|Biomedical Engineering Elective||Biomedical Devices and Systems|
|Public Speaking and Persuasion||Principles of Marketing|
|Humanities: Art and Music||General Psychology|
|World Literature or similar||US History I or similar|
Academic Internship Program
All engineering students are required to complete three credits of an academic internship between their sophomore and senior years to test their engineering skills in an appropriate industry setting. The internship is conducted under the joint supervision of advisors from the university and the industry partner.
The Learning Factory
RMU believes that students learn by doing and that they benefit from practice with the processes and equipment used in industry. The heart of RMU's engineering programs is The Learning Factory, where students gain hands-on experience with design, testing and manufacturing processes and equipment, in much the same way that medical students learn from clinical training in a hospital.
The industrial-grade facility allows students to take a product from concept to reality using cutting-edge technology. It includes equipment for automatic identification, CNC machining and turning, controls, injection molding, machine tool monitoring, machine vision, materials testing, metallography, metrology, packaging, powder metallurgy, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and robotics. Hardware is supported by a suite of software packages for design, analysis, manufacturing, simulation, offline programming, controls, monitoring, integration, software development, enterprise resource management, and other engineering activities.
Scholarships are available based upon academic achievement.
For freshmen, high school grade point average and ACT/SAT scores are used. For transfer students, the cumulative grade point average of all college courses is used. Scholarships range from $1000 per year up to full tuition. (To calculate your scholarship eligibility, click here.)
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At Robert Morris University, we will work closely with you to show you how to finance your education through a combination of need-based financial aid, scholarships, and financing strategies to make your education attainable. RMU has one of the lowest tuition rates of all private institutions in the state, but we know that financing your education can be complicated, and your family might need help in understanding your options.
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