Biomedical Engineering at Ohio University
Biomedical engineers collaborate with clinicians and scientists to increase our understanding of human disease and to develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics. Projects are related to imaging devices (CAT scan, MRI), drug delivery systems, prosthetic devices, and the efficient management and use of large volumes of biological data. An increasing appreciation of the central role engineers play in advancing human health has led to significant growth in biomedical engineering. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of biomedical engineering jobs will have increased by 72 percent from 2008 to 2018. The 2012 Ohio Bioscience Growth Report provides a summary of bioscience in the state, including a detailed look at the job market.
Ohio University offers an M.S. in biomedical engineering. The program is offered by the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, in conjunction with the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Health Sciences and Professions, and Arts and Sciences, and the Edison Biotechnology Institute.
Although B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering are not offered, educational opportunities do exist at the undergraduate and Ph.D. levels.
A 4-1 option allows Ohio University students to complete an engineering bachelor's degree and a master's degree in BME in five years.