A Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program with Impact

In August the latest class of students eagerly entered the Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering with an eye on becoming engineers who impact the world of healthcare.

These 70 sophomores, from the more than 1700 first-year engineering students at Purdue, made it into the top ranking of the admission process for the newest school in the College of Engineering. The excitement generated by our carefully designed and innovative B.S. BME Program attracts many of the best young engineering students from across the United States and around the world.

Through demand for our program that is steadily increasing, we are rapidly reaching our targeted program size of 225 sophomore through senior students. This size allows us to continue to focus on strategic metrics such as a low (<10:1) student-to-faculty ratio for effective mentoring, having each student participate in at least one experiential learning experience (e.g. research, industrial, entrepreneurial, and/or global), and a 100% career placement rate.

In this edition of our newsletter, we highlight the design and implementation of this ABET accredited program that is so critical to the mission of the Weldon School to be the premier source of scientific discoveries and of well-educated biomedical engineers, fostering strong academic, industrial, and clinical ties, and achieving significant healthcare impact.