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Biomedical Engineering Department

Boston University is proud to be home to one of the country's oldest, largest, and most respected biomedical engineering departments. We graduated our first students in the late 1960s, and today our programs are consistently ranked among the top 10 in the nation. Our 30+ full-time faculty members attract impressive research funding and work closely with our students—a bright and ambitious community of more than 400 undergraduates and more than 150 graduate students.


Much of our department's success can be directly linked to our long-standing commitment to research. Exciting and well-funded, it integrates engineering with biology and medicine, often resulting in new or improved health care technologies. Our research efforts are supported by superb state-of-the-art core facilities in biointerface technologies, micro- and nanobioimaging, cell and tissue engineering, and biomedical computing. The following are just a few of our numerous research areas:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroengineering
  • Computational Bioengineering
  • Cellular, Subcellular and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Systems and Synthetic Biological Engineering
  • Multi-scale Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Optics and Photonics
  • Biomaterials, Biosurfaces, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Undergraduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees

Visit the Biomedical Engineering website for more information.