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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Our innovative curriculum that integrates theory and hands-on design experience will prepare you for the current and future needs of our global society. Contact a professor today about research, internships, and what it is like to be a student in Biomedical Engineering at Catholic University of America.

Bridging The Gap Between Medicine And Engineering

Biomedical engineering is a truly unique and interdisciplinary field, combining aspects of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.

  • Courses Offered

    Our cross-disciplinary curriculum integrates the engineering sciences with biomedical sciences and clinical practice. Our foundational approach allow us to educate wholesome engineers. Learn more about all the courses we offer.

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    Courses Offered
  • Faculty and Staff

    Meet our faculty and staff, and read about their cutting-edge research areas.

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    Faculty and Staff
  • Research

    Our faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering collaborate with students in wide-ranging research in areas such as biomechanics, rehabilitation, tissue engineering, and microfabrication.

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  • Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC)

    The Mission of this RERC is to champion innovative rehabilitation technologies and approaches that will improve therapeutic outcomes among individuals with neurologic impairment.

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    Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC)
  • Message from the Chair

    Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The Catholic University of America. Biomedical Engineering is an exciting field that bridges the gap between technology and medicine in order to benefit society. In fact, graduates of our program contribute to society every day by designing advanced prosthetics for the disabled, developing the next generation of artificial hearts and solving the puzzle of the human genome, just to name a few.

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    Message from the Chair
  • October 2022 AI Workshop

    Friday, October 7 - Saturday, October 8 | Register for free now

    Organized by Dr. Harold Szu and chaired by Dr. Peter Lum

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Student Invention Could Prevent Football Concussions

Student-devised tool could teach safe tackling

When he first began studying biomedical engineering at The Catholic University of America, 2016 graduate Michael Weldon never expected that he would incorporate his love of football into his research. But Weldon, who played on the Catholic University football team throughout his four years of college, did just that, as part of his senior design project — a football training device meant to teach young players how to avoid concussions.