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Mission / Degree Description


The mission of the biomedical engineering undergraduate program at IIT is to educate students in the fundamentals of biomedical engineering. This foundation consists of a broad exposure to the chemical, mathematical, physical and biological sciences, coupled with the appropriate technical and engineering skills to be able to fill diverse professional roles in industry, graduate school and the medical professions.

Biomedical Engineering at IIT

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary major in which the principles and tools of traditional engineering fields, such as mechanical, materials, electrical and chemical engineering are integrated with the chemical, physical and biological sciences, are applied towards a better understanding of physiological processes in humans or towards the solution of medical problems. Engineering will continue to play an increasingly important role in advancing medical treatment, developing biotechnology and improving health-care delivery. By its very nature, biomedical engineering is expansive and requires a broad and integrated foundation in the physical, chemical, mathematical and biological sciences.