Want to become a biomedical engineer but not sure where to focus or how to get there? This engineering course will give you an overview of this wildly popular and vast field, as you learn about more than two dozen areas of focus and get a peek at some of the cool and exciting advances going on at top institutions. Along the way, you’ll meet more than three dozen biomedical engineers—from top names in the field to those just starting their careers.
Through exercises, you’ll get to think like a BME and experience the various areas to see which fits your interests and talents.
Finally, once you have a better sense of where you’d like to focus, our educational and career advice will help show you how to get there.
While targeted to students exploring a career in biomedical engineering, anyone curious about this fascinating field will find something of interest: from the thinking processes of pilots and baseball batters to an inside view of a beating heart to developments in bionics, exoskeletons, and nanotechnology.
Join us on a journey through the world of biomedical engineering.
Verified students are eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs), valid toward continuing education requirements for many professional certifications.
LESSON 1: Introduction
LESSON 2: Biomedical Engineering Defined
What is a BME
A Very Broad Field
How BMEs Differ from Other Engineers
Is BME Right for You?
Helping You Get There
LESSON 3: The Big Picture
A Multidisciplinary Field
A Simple History of Science
What Biomedical Engineering Provides
LESSON 4: Practical Applications
Working in the Clinical Setting
Working with Patients
Monitoring Pilot Fatigue
How They Got Here
LESSON 5: Starting from Physiology
Reanimating Human Hearts
Lessons from Hibernating Bears
Physiological Systems Modeling
Modeling Neural Circuits for Parkinson’s and Epilepsy Control
Erick Calabrano completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This is actually a really interesting/useful exploratory course for people who are unsure about either getting a degree in biomedical engineering or getting into the field, it presents you with several examples of careers exploring different areas of focus, so no matter what your goal is when considering this profession, you'll likely find inspiring people who'll be talking about their roles and research.
Highly recommended for people about to complete high school, or at any point as undergraduate, or for anyone really, who could like to get into the amazing field of biomedical engineering.