Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Interested in our Global Biomedical Engineering Certificate?

At CSU the School of Biomedical Engineering, we are constantly looking for ways to elevate our student’s educational experience and reward those that seek out new opportunities for education advancement, such as our Clinical Immersion Program.

This fall, we are providing an opportunity for our students who are taking courses that relate to the necessary skills and experiences required to be a successful participant in global biomedical engineering to obtain a Global Biomedical Engineering Certificate. You may be taking some of these courses already; may as well get a certificate for it!

One of our short-term study abroad students testing out a VR device in Portugal.

What are the benefits or receiving this certification?

The Global Biomedical Engineering Certificate is new to SBME this year, and was created by advisors, faculty, and our director to promote experiential learning. We also felt that this would be a fantastic opportunity for students to add another qualification to their resume. It is never to early to start thinking about your future career, and that means doing what you can to prepare for future interviews. 

“This certificate provides extra awareness and exposure to the global nature of BME, how collaborations and product development work in a global economy, and provides flexibility to take a course or two in a specific area of your interest.” 

Brett Beal, Undergraduate Advisor

What classes are required for this certificate?

All of the courses required to obtain the Global Biomedical Engineering Certificate are geared toward understanding healthcare in other countries such as Ecuador or Portugal, language courses geared toward healthcare in other countries, and political science courses that will help students have a firm grasp on international law and how it relates to healthcare. Below is a list of a few courses that are required to complete the certificate:

BIOM 350A: Prosthetic Innovation in Ecuador

– BIOM 382B: Biomedical Industry and Healthcare in Portugal

– HES 345: Population Health and Disease Prevention

– LSPA 346: Spanish for Healthcare

– SPCM 434: Intercultural Communication

Are you ready to get your Global Biomedical Engineering Certificate? Talk to your advisor to get started!

Colorado State University SBME students visit 'Feet' statue in Cascais, Portugal during the short-term study abroad program, "Biomedical Engineering & Healthcare in Portugal"
Short-term study abroad students in Portugal with their instructors. (BIOM 382B - Biomedical Industry and Healthcare in Portugal)

The School of Biomedical Engineering is all about going that extra length to become an exceptional engineer.

Get started!