Top 10 Biomedical Engineering PhD Programs Based on Student Support and Outcomes

Here is another make your own ranking webpage created at PhDs.org.  It uses National Research Council generated data as well as public data.  The details get a little hairy.  My purpose is to get some insight into a university and a program  interest in supporting and learning how well their students are doing after they … Continue reading Top 10 Biomedical Engineering PhD Programs Based on Student Support and Outcomes

Colorado State Opts For 5 Year Dual Degree B.S. Biomedical Engineering Degree

Colorado State University is introducing a new dual degree the Fall of 2011.  The decision was made in large part as a direct response to industry adviser input.  Creating a B.S. BME curriculum in this manner addresses a long standing issue regarding a lack of significant technical depth found in a large majority of baccalaureate … Continue reading Colorado State Opts For 5 Year Dual Degree B.S. Biomedical Engineering Degree

Teaching Tools: Cardiovascular Diagnosis For The Layman Biomedical Engineer

Understanding how a medical professional goes about their business on a day to day basis gives a product development engineer the type of base knowledge that can be built upon to gain a solid  appreciation for their needs.  The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has a number of interactive labs that could serve that purpose.  This … Continue reading Teaching Tools: Cardiovascular Diagnosis For The Layman Biomedical Engineer

Education: Parents and Students Should Insist On Seeing Student Outcomes Statistics for Biomedical Engineering Programs

Over the last decade there has been a shift in focus by regional post secondary school accrediting agencies to require colleges and universities to demonstrate how their programs positively impact there students after graduation.  The term used to identify this type of activity is "student outcomes".  In my opinion the reason parents and students decide to … Continue reading Education: Parents and Students Should Insist On Seeing Student Outcomes Statistics for Biomedical Engineering Programs

How Too Many Biomedical Engineering Programs Undercut Their Undergraduates Corporate Job Prospects

Students and their parents interested in a B.S. Biomedical Engineering or B.S. Biomedical Engineering Technology degree as a ticket to a corporate career need to examine their options carefully.    They need to look beyond the campus facilities, the leading edge research and of the campus "experience" and ask hard questions about how the graduate will … Continue reading How Too Many Biomedical Engineering Programs Undercut Their Undergraduates Corporate Job Prospects