The field of Biomedical Engineering encompasses a broad range of topics, all of which focus on the interface between biology and engineering. Biomedical Engineers use engineering skills to design devices or develop methods that interface with biological systems to benefit society. For example, Biomedical Engineers might be involved in the design of artificial organs, development of new methods to detect or treat cancer, production of devices to measure biological agents, or formulation of materials for the controlled release of drugs. Biomedical Engineers work at the forefront of research and industry and frequently address clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic applications of engineering. Students entering UMaine’s Biomedical Engineering B.S. program typically have a strong interest in science and problem solving. The curriculum provides thorough training in the fundamentals of engineering, mathematics and science, combined with additional elective coursework in engineering, humanities, and social sciences. Employing this knowledge base, students develop the skills to engineer solutions to real world problems.
UMaine’s College of Engineering offers a five-year BS-MBA degree with the Maine Business School, as well as a minor in Engineering Leadership and Management.