Our program is a joint program with Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University. Biomedical engineering is one of the most rapidly expanding disciplines in today's academic world. The continually growing demand for quality health care and for solutions to medical problems drives the current move to merge academic, clinical, and research disciplines in an effort to produce major breakthroughs in human medicine for the benefit of present and future generations.
At the forefront of this move is the application of engineering principles to the study of human physiology and pathology - the area known as biomedical engineering. Out of this multi-faceted research discipline emerges all of the exciting innovations of recent years in the diagnosis, treatment, and healing of diseases, and in the production of new medical products and methodologies.
Strongly rooted in physics and mathematics, Engineering Mechanics is the basis of all the mechanical sciences: mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, biomechanics, civil engineering, and materials science and engineering.
Our alumni are working in every branch of engineering as faculty at top schools, technical staff at government labs, and senior engineers and managers in industry.
Housed in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, our Engineering Mechanics program also provides unique interdisciplinary opportunities for research on biomedical applications.