Biomedical Engineering

With a degree in biomedical engineering from South Dakota Mines, graduates will enter a growing career field where healthcare and engineering intersect.

Technology advancements play a major role in modern healthcare. Surgeons use robotic equipment in the operating room, 3D printers create artificial limbs, and healthcare software has replaced paper records. By combining engineering principles with medical and biological sciences, biomedical engineers play an important role in the present and future of healthcare.

And with 7 percent job growth projected through the year 2026, graduates can feel confident they will find an exciting and meaningful career.  

We offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering through the Department of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering.

The educational objectives of our undergraduate program is to prepare students for successful careers by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and competencies sought by employers and graduate/professional programs. As graduates enter into the workforce or pursue higher levels of training/education following the completion of their B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from South Dakota Mines, they are expected to: 

  • Demonstrate technical and/or professional skills, which may include critical thinking, problem-solving, scientific inquiry, and/or engineering design, to address challenges in biomedical engineering or related fields. 
  • Show proficiency in written and oral communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively as a member of diverse teams.
  • Find appropriate levels of success and career progression/advancement in professional careers.
  • Find appropriate levels of success in admission to and progression through graduate, medical, or other professional programs as applicable.

These educational objectives are attained through the following student outcomes set forth by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET):

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics 
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors 
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

See also: Nanoscience and Nanoengineering 

    Program Contact

    Dr. Steve Smith
    Department Head
    Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
    Phone: (605) 394-5268
    Office: EP 220  

    Dr. Johnica Morrow
    NANO-BME Program Coordinator
    Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
    Phone: (605)-394-1911
    Office: EP 235A

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