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Biomedical Engineering at South Carolina

Biomedical engineering is a interdisciplinary program highly focused on the improvement of human health, combining the innovative skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences, to improve health care from diagnostics to treatment.

What to Expect

As a biomedical engineering major, you will develop the ability to identify, formulate and solve open-ended problems at the interface of engineering and medicine using skills acquired in mathematics; biological, chemical and physical sciences; and engineering. You will also learn how to communicate technical material, function on a multidisciplinary team, demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility, continue along a path of lifelong learning and recognize economic, social and global issues related to the profession.

You will enjoy courses with hands-on laboratory components as well as a senior capstone design sequence, during which you will work on problems defined by doctors or biomedical engineering industries. You will also be encouraged to get involved with research opportunities.

 

Undergraduate Degree

B  B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is one of nine undergraduate programs offered by the College of Engineering and Computing, which has experienced unprecedented growth in research and scholarship.

The following courses fulfill some of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a major in biomedical engineering:

  • Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics
  • Professional Development and Ethics in Biomedical Engineering I, II & III
  • Mathematical Modeling in Biomedical Engineering I
  • Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Introduction to Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Circuits and Systems
  • Transport in Biological Systems
  • Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Capstone Design of Biomedical Engineering Systems I & II

A  Accelerated Degree Option

Biomedical engineering offers an accelerated degree program that allows undergraduate students to complete both bachelor's and master's degrees in as few as five years. The use of dual credit — courses that can be used toward both degrees — enables acceleration of the program, reducing the total enrollment time of the student by one semester.

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.

 

Graduate Degrees

The biomedical engineering program offers two master's degrees and one Ph.D.:

M  Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering (M.E.)

Graduate Director: Tarek Shazly, 803-777-4678, SHAZLY@cec.sc.edu
Program Contact: Leslie Jenkins, 803-777-2310, JENKINL@mailbox.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School.

M  M.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Director: Tarek Shazly, 803-777-4678, SHAZLY@cec.sc.edu
Program Contact: Leslie Jenkins, 803-777-2310, JENKINL@mailbox.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School.

D  Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Director: Tarek Shazly, 803-777-4678, SHAZLY@cec.sc.edu
Program Contact: Leslie Jenkins, 803-777-2310, JENKINL@mailbox.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School.

Explore Our Graduate School 

The Graduate School administers the application process for all of the university's doctoral, master’s, certificate and dual degree programs. Take a look at what you will need to do before you apply.