Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Why Rowan BME?
The Rowan University Biomedical Engineering Department is one of the fastest growing programs in the country. Located approximately 25 minutes outside of Philadelphia, Rowan’s Glassboro Campus boasts new educational and research facilities and a vibrant student community. Rowan BME’s new flexible curriculum allows students to enrich their degree with certificate programs and/or additional degree programs, affording students the freedom to receive advanced training and/or to explore areas of interest across the University. Furthermore, Rowan BME undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate and lead novel projects addressing real problems built directly into the curriculum.

Our students lead the University in prestigious awards. They have won national awards and some of the highest distinctions in research (e.g. Goldwater Scholarships and NSF Graduate Research Fellowships), and Rowan BME Undergraduate alumni have gone on to attend top graduate schools, secure positions at top companies, and apply their skillset in novel ways in emerging industries.

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What is Biomedical Engineering?
Biomedical engineering is at the intersection of medicine and biology, with the focus on the improvement of heath care systems. Rowan's biomedical engineering program will educate its students to analyze and design innovative solutions, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care. Modeled after the proven hands-on, real world, project-based curriculum of Rowan's existing engineering programs, the BME degree program will prepare students to contribute to health care solutions in an increasingly multidisciplinary environment.

What do Biomedical Engineers Do?

Biomedical engineers work in various areas bridging biology, medicine, and engineering such as stem cell research, tissue engineering, biomaterials, the creation of artificial organs and limbs, medical devices, diagnostics and imaging, nanotechnology, robotic surgery, and the development of therapeutics and carriers to treat arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer's, and other diseases.

Program of Study
Our biomedical engineering program provides students with a firm grounding in the traditional engineering disciplines, along with a solid background in the life sciences. Graduates of our program will possess the skills necessary to develop and design health care systems, have the knowledge to pursue further studies in graduate and medical school, and be able to contribute as a practicing engineer in a myriad of other areas. The typical course sequence for our 4-year program can be found here.

Contact Information

For more information about our biomedical engineering program, please contact the Engineering Dean's Office by phone (856-256-5300) or email (