Dr. Zara

The BME Undergraduate Experience at GW

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at GW offers an ABET-accredited bachelor degree in biomedical engineering. The curriculum provides students the opportunity to select a subset of courses to suit their interests and needs through a variety of electives. These electives include courses in cutting-edge engineering technologies, including multiple BME fields, as well as advanced courses in cell biology, physiology, and other medical or physical sciences.

The Washington, D.C. area offers unique research and internship opportunities for undergraduate students in the BME Department. Our students conduct research in laboratories at NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and other private and federal laboratories. In addition to outside internships, BME students are involved with research efforts on campus in the electrical, computer, and biomedical areas.

The BME undergraduate degree program culminates in a three-semester capstone design experience that provides hands-on experience in the design, assembly, and testing of a detailed technical project. The focus on team projects provides students with invaluable interpersonal skills essential to future success.

Our small classes give students the opportunity to get to know the faculty and learn from leaders in the engineering field, both in and out of the classroom. To round out the BME academic experience, students participate in the activities of one of many engineering-related societies and clubs, such as the BMES, IEEE, Engineers Without Borders, Theta Tau professional engineering fraternity, and others.