Biomedical Engineering & Health Systems Engineering

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Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

The School of Biological & Health Systems Engineering is a diverse school which hosts one of the top-rated biomedical engineering programs in the nation . We have faculty who span a variety of skills and interests. We also have fantastic facilities where students can build projects. Our students are required to complete a year-long capstone project which includes designing and prototyping devices, systems, and processes in biomedical engineering. Barrett students have the opportunity to pair their capstone project with their Honors thesis to create an applied and intellectually challenging completion to their undergraduate degrees.

Faculty Honors Advisors

Christopher Buneo

Stephen Helms Tillery

Thesis/Creative Projects: 

We don't put special restrictions on thesis topics in biomedical engineering. Rather we focus on teaching students how to create a thesis which engages intellectually with the key interests and motivations of our students. Thesis topics have ranged from a scholarly analysis of their Capstone project to a new musical composition.

Academic Preparation: 
The BME curriculum is a very rigorous set of courses, which keeps students busy right up to the end. The only expectation for Honors students working on their thesis is that they enroll in BME 492 and BME 493 at the appropriate time.
Other Honors Opportunities: 

Many of our instructors offer Honors enrichment contracts which are created on a case-by-case basis.

Students also have access to many of the research labs hosted in the School of Biological & Health Systems Engineering. If a student identifies a faculty member whose research they find interesting, the student is invited to reach out to that faculty member directly to see whether there are opportunities to work in that laboratory.

To find such laboratories, begin by perusing the School's home page.