Biomedical Engineering Students

A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME) at UTSA is an interdisciplinary program that combines engineering principles, approaches, and methodologies with biological, chemical and physical sciences in order to define and solve problems in medicine. Students will be trained in the fundamentals of science and engineering and are expected to be able to apply this knowledge to investigate fundamental biomedical engineering questions associated with complex living systems as well as with the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. A broad understanding of sciences and engineering principles is provided in the first two years of the program, with students having the option to choose one concentration as an in-depth focus area of study in the last two years of the program. Critical thinking and innovative design skills are integrated throughout the program to aid students in developing solutions and in solving biomedical engineering-related problems. Design projects throughout the program and Senior BME Design courses provide students the opportunity to integrate their design, critical thinking and communication skills with the scientific and engineering knowledge they acquired throughout the Biomedical Engineering program. The regulations for this degree comply with the general University regulations (refer to Bachelor’s Degree Regulations).

View the 2022-2024 BME Program of Study

The UTSA Biomedical Engineering program will provide high quality education and training in biomedical engineering through rigorous course and state of- the-art lab works.

Additionally, students will also develop a degree of depth in one of the three specialized areas of study:

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials, Cellular and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomedical Imaging and Nanobiotechnology

Students can choose their electives in one of the three focus areas. Please see charts for approved electives.

Biomechanics Electives

Biomaterials, Cellular and Tissue Electives

Biomedical Imaging and Nanobiotechnology Electives

The Vision of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is to serve as the world's leading society of professionals devoted to developing and using engineering and technology to advance human health and well-being.

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