Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Colorado State University SBME students and guests pointing at the da Vinci robot in an OR at UCHealth MCR for Clinical Immersion Robot Night. Photo Credit: Marianne LaCount

Improving health, fighting disease, and aiding persons with disabilities.

The Colorado State University School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) provides transdisciplinary education, research, and practical experiences throughout a full range of degree programs. The unique structure of the School involves four colleges, 14 departments, and over 70 faculty. Academic excellence across diverse fields converges into three primary areas of research: (1) regenerative and rehabilitative medicine, (2) imaging and diagnostics, and (3) medical devices and therapeutics.

History & Mission

The SBME was officially established in 2000 as an interdisciplinary program. The School’s structure offers many advantages over the traditional academic department structure because it enables horizontal integration of faculty and their research programs across multiple departments. Faculty from four Colleges: Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are eligible to become members of the SBME. Together, our mission is to infuse biomedical issues and problems with engineering skills and solutions. Collaboration is a central component of our educational and research efforts at CSU and with our partners around the world.


All academic and professional degrees and all course credits earned at Colorado State University are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission through regional institutional accreditation. Learn more about the University accreditation on the CSU Accreditation page. In addition, many of CSU’s academic programs are accredited through professional organizations in their disciplines.

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredits college and university programs in a number of disciplines including engineering. According to the organization, “With ABET accreditation, students, employers, and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.”

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Colorado State University is accredited by the prestigious Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). It was first accredited in 2016, and this accreditation is retroactive for all prior graduates of the B.S. in biomedical engineering program.

The partner majors include electrical engineering (EE), chemical and biological engineering (CBE), and mechanical engineering (MECH). These three degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Integration of faculty across multiple colleges.

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