BS in Biomedical Engineering (BME) San Jose State University



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Course info


The SJSU BME program's mission is to be a recognized leader in translational biomedical research; to provide hands-on education focused on solving real world biomedical problems; and to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the service of human well being.

Biomedical engineering is an inherently interdisciplinary field that lies at the intersection of engineering and the biological and health sciences. Biomedical engineers use the principles of engineering to develop solutions for a wide variety of products and technologies that improve the quality of life. Students majoring in biomedical engineering will have the satisfaction of being actively engaged in a discipline that has human health and welfare as its primary focus.

The BS Biomedical Engineering program has been designed, in consultation with potential employers, to prepare graduates for the wide variety of emerging careers that include biomedical devices, bioelectronics and instrumentation, imaging, bioinformatics, and manufacturing, among others. The coursework has been designed to prepare students to function effectively in a U.S. Food & Drug Administration-regulated environment. This program also incorporates the soft skills necessary for professional success in the global marketplace and lifelong learning. Developments of the ability to address and deal with ethical issues, which are of paramount importance in biomedical engineering, and communications skills, are integrated into the classes throughout the curriculum.

BS Biomedical Engineering ABET Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are defined as career and professional accomplishments that are to be achieved within the first few years of graduation.

The Biomedical Engineering Program is designed to produce graduates who are prepared to:

  • Practice engineering in fields such as design, research, development, testing, and manufacturing;
  • Engage in lifelong self-directed learning to maintain and enhance professional skills;
  • Conduct themselves as ethical and responsible professionals as well as articulate the environmental, safety and economic impacts of their work on society;
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in the workplace.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study BS in Biomedical Engineering (BME).

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

USD $7,852 per year for 6.1 or more units; Non-Resident Fees are charged an additional USD $396 per unit


21 Jan, 17 Aug, 25 Jan


Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

San Jose State University,

One Washington Square,



95192, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must Earn a high school diploma, or equivalent and earn the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or an average of “B” grades. Successfully complete three years of college preparatory mathematics with a minimum grade of “C-” or better.

English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0, TOEFL – 80 (IBT), Paper based – 550; Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 44.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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