Undergraduate Program

We strive for our undergraduate students to be well-grounded in the basic engineering principles found in traditional mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering subjects. Our program also gives students a solid background in biology and physiology and an appreciation for the complexity of living systems. We provide undergraduates with relevant practical experience through the guidance of research-active faculty, Ph.D. student mentors, tutors, and industry internships.

Our undergraduate program attracts a strong and diverse student body, which includes a large number of CUNY honors scholars. We offer various research and minority scholarships and have obtained ABET accreditation. Our goal is to produce BME graduates who are well prepared for work in industry and entrance into graduate and medical school programs.

Program Mission

We strive to establish an enduring national urban model for Biomedical Engineering programs and a legacy of excellence in public higher education for future generations of students and faculty. 

Program Educational Objectives

Our objectives are to prepare graduates:  

  1. For productive employment in biomedical and health related industry.
  2. To perform successfully in graduate school, medical school or professional programs.
  3. Who will ethically and responsibly apply their engineering talents for the benefit of society, demonstrating an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to problem solving.
  4. Who will continue to develop technical knowledge, awareness and leadership skills that will allow them to address domestic or global problems in human health.

Program Outcomes  

  1. An understanding of biology and physiology along with the capability to apply advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to make measurements on, analyze and interpret data from living and non-living systems
  3. An ability to design a biomedical engineering system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability, and addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve biomedical engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of biomedical engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary biomedical engineering issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice 


Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data



Academic Year Biomedical Engineering
Fall 2004-Spring 2005 126  
Fall 2005-Spring 2006 147 10
Fall 2006-Spring 2007 144 12
Fall 2007-Spring 2008 150 28
Fall 2008-Spring 2009 151 19
Fall 2009-Spring 2010 151 10
Fall 2010-Spring 2011 200 23
Fall 2011-Spring 2012 217 17
Fall 2012-Spring 2013 233 32
Fall 2013-Spring 2014 248 24
Fall 2014-Spring 2015* 264 25
Fall 2015-Spring 2016 278


Fall 2016-Spring 2017 275 36
Fall 2017-Spring 2018 240 58
Fall 2018-Spring 2019 208 33
Fall 2019-Spring 2020 163 40

Graduation dates are between September 1 and June 30 of the academic year

BME Departmental Executitive Committee Members

  • Michelle Gelbs


ABET Accreditation

The B.E. (BME) program is accredited by:
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Telephone: (410) 347-7700.