The concentration is administered by the Center for Biomedical Engineering.
Biomedical engineering is a dynamic and growing field based upon the application of the tools of engineering to the subject matter of biology and medicine. The undergraduate program in biomedical engineering is an independent concentration structured as a joint program between the Division of Biology and Medicine and the Division of Engineering. In this sense, the program has a different structure and course requirements than the tracks in other engineering disciplines. The program is managed under the umbrella of the Center for Biomedical Engineering. Students thus have access to the strong teaching and research programs of both Divisions as well as to a number of courses and research-programs existing at the interface between the two Divisions as well as Brown’s affiliated hospitals. Biomedical engineering at Brown is a unique and distinctive interdisciplinary vocation. Students must master much of the essential materials of two disciplines and be comfortable in two worlds which utilize diverse tools in different ways to produce exciting results.