The biomedical engineering area minor is intended to provide a strong biomedical engineering background to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical industry and the health care related fields.

Here are some of the career skills of the Rose-Hulman Biomedical Engineering Degree, to consider when thinking about the minor

  • a strong background in biology, mathematics, and the physical and engineering sciences and the ability to apply it
  • ability to describe challenges associated with the interactions of living tissues with engineered systems and propose safe and effective strategies for meeting these challenges
  • an advanced and current body of knowledge within biomaterials, biomechanics, or biomedical instrumentation
  • ability to work safely, independently, and confidently in a laboratory environment
  • ability to design and conduct experiments, making measurements from both living and non-living systems
  • ability to analyze and present results of experiments, using  graphical techniques and statistical analyses
  • ability to function in multidisciplinary teams in different roles
  • ability to evaluate the ethical dimensions of issues relevant to biomedical engineering
  • awareness of the impacts, both positive and negative, that advancements in biomedical engineering have on local and global society
  • ability to assess client needs, identify relevant constraints (e.g. regulatory, manufacturing, economic, environmental, societal, etc.), and formulate the design problem
  • ability to generate multiple, creative solutions for a problem and develop criteria by which to rank the merit of feasible solutions
  • ability to critically review the performance of a solution in achieving the identified needs and suggest relevant improvements or necessary revisions

For more information, please reference the course catalog.