Office: Engineering Building 233
Guna S. Selvaduray, Chair
Biomedical engineering is an inherently interdisciplinary field that lies at the intersection of engineering and the biological and health sciences. Biomedical engineers use the principles of engineering to develop solutions for a wide variety of products and technologies that improve the quality of life. Students majoring in biomedical engineering will have the satisfaction of being actively engaged in a discipline that has human health and welfare as its primary focus.
The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Department is to be a recognized leader in translational biomedical research; to provide hands-on education focused on solving real world biomedical problems; and to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the service of human well-being.
The BS and MS Biomedical Engineering programs have been designed, in consultation with potential employers, to prepare graduates for the wide variety of emerging careers in biomedical devices, bioelectronics and instrumentation, imaging, bioinformatics, and manufacturing, among others. The coursework prepares students to function effectively in a U.S. Food & Drug Administration-regulated environment. These programs also promote the development of soft skills, such as oral and written communication, and teamwork, that are necessary for professional success and lifelong learning in the global marketplace. The ability to address and deal with ethical issues, which are of paramount importance in biomedical engineering, is also cultivated, and communications skills are integrated into the classes throughout the curriculum.
In addition to BS and MS degrees in biomedical engineering, we offer an undergraduate minor in biomedical engineering, appropriate for students pursuing other fields of study but still interested in applications in biomedical engineering. The BS Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars
Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Programs programs are combined bachelor’s and master’s programs at SJSU (per University Policy F19-1). Sometimes they may also satisfy the requirements for a credential. Students in these programs pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. These program allow students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.