Why are CSU Biomedical Engineering Students Unique?
Colorado State University biomedical engineering majors earn two degrees in a five year period: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and one of the following:
* Bachelor of Science in Chemical & Biological Engineering
* Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
* Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Students work in interdisciplinary teams of 3-6 individuals on an open-ended BME design project, from problem definition to design to prototype(s) to validation.
Multidisciplinary Design Teams
Biomedical engineering senior design teams consist of students from at least two of BME’s three partner programs: chemical and biological, electrical, or mechanical.
Over 45% of fifth-year BME students at Colorado State have had engineering industry internship experience. This experience reinforces important skills learned in labs and classrooms: valuable critical thinking skills, strong communication skills, and essential interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with others.
Each student is expected to work 12-15 hours per week for their capstone design class. This time includes preparing reports and presentations about the project and a few smaller assignments.
Weekly Advisor Meetings
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their project advisor weekly or at least have a phone meeting and meet in person monthly.