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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Office: Engineering Building 233

Telephone: 408-924-3409

Email: biomedical-engineering@sjsu.edu

Website: sjsu.edu/bme


Guna S. Selvaduray, Chair

Assistant Professors

Alessandro Bellofiore
Folarin Erogbogbo
Patrick Jurney
Matthew Leineweber
Melinda Simon
Yun Wang


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 team work, 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.


    Undergraduate Major(s)

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      Biomedical Engineering