Biomedical engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and technology to the solution of problems in the life sciences and medicine. Graduates create and apply knowledge at the interface of life sciences and engineering for the benefit of society.

The BME undergraduate program prepares graduates to be immediately productive and able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. The curriculum includes basic engineering core courses, mathematics, calculus-based physics, biology and chemistry, fine arts, humanities, history, social and behavioral sciences, as well as biomedical engineering core courses and electives.

The curriculum culminates in a capstone design experience where interdisciplinary teams apply knowledge to solve real-world engineering problems. A bachelor’s degree in BME from UAB provides a foundation in medical devices, biomedical implants, biomaterials, and biomedical instrumentation to compete in an increasingly technical medical field, as well as preparing students for graduate or professional school.

Please refer to the UAB undergraduate catalog for information on the Biomedical Engineering curriculum (including concentrations), minimum requirements, academic policies, and a list of courses.