SUSTech Biomedical Engineering Department absorbed Columbia University’s Department of biomedical engineering undergraduate training courses, established the cultivating way of the enhanced version of the Columbia University Biomedical Engineering. The programs in biomedical engineering at SUSTech (B.S.,M.S., Ph.D., Eng.Sc.D., and M.D./Ph.D.) prepare students to apply engineering and apply science to problems in biology, medicine, and the understanding of living systems and their behavior, and to develop biomedical systems and devices. Modern engineering encompasses sophisticated approaches to measurement, data acquisition and analysis, simulation, and systems identification. These approaches are useful in the study of individual cells, organs, entire organisms, and populations of organisms. The increasing value of mathematical models in the analysis of living systems is an important sign of the success of contemporary activity. The programs offered in the Department of Biomedical Engineering seek to emphasize the confluence of basic engineering science and applied engineering with the physical and biological sciences, particularly in the areas of biomechanics, cell and tissue engineering, and biosignals and biomedical imaging.
Programs of biomedical engineering are taught by its own faculty, members of other Engineering departments, and faculty from other University divisions who have strong interests and involvement in biomedical engineering. Several of the faculty holds joint appointments in Biomedical Engineering and other University departments. Educational programs at all levels are based on engineering and biological fundamentals. From this basis, the program branches into concentrations along three tracks: biomechanics, cell and tissue engineering, and biosignals and biomedical imaging. The intrinsic breadth of these tracks, and a substantial elective content, prepare bachelor’s and master’s students to commence professional activity in any area of biomedical engineering or to go on to graduate school for further studies in related fields.
1. Professional employment in areas such as the medical device industry, engineering consulting, and biotechnology;
2. Graduate studies in biomedical engineering or related fields;
3. Attendance at medical, dental, or other professional schools :
The undergraduate program in biomedical engineering will prepare graduates who will have :
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
(c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
(d) An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
(e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
(f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
(g) An ability to communicate effectively;
(h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
(i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
(j) A knowledge of contemporary issues (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
(k) An understanding of biology and physiology;
(l)The capability to apply advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering, to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology;
(m) The ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and nonliving materials and systems;
1、Program length: 4 years.
2、Degree conferred: Bachelor of Engineering.
3、The minimum credit requirement for graduation: 140.5 credits (not including English courses).
Major Foundational Courses：The Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Technology, Theoretical Mechanics, Probability and Mathematical Statistics, Cell Biology, Animal Physiology,General Biology Laboratory.
Major Core Courses: Quantitative Physiology I, Quantitative Physiology II, Biomedical Engineering I, Biomedical Engineering II, Biomedical Engineering Lab I, Biomedical Engineering Lab II.
General Education (GE) Required Courses: 52.5 credits (not including English courses);
General Education (GE) Elective Courses: 10 credits;
Major Foundational Courses：21 credits;
Major Core Courses: 18 credits;
Major Elective Courses: 27 credits;
Undergraduate Thesis/Projects, Research Projects, Internship: 12 credits;
The minimum credit requirement for graduation: 140.5 credits (not including English courses).