The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biomedical Engineering. Additionally, in conjunction with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), the department offers graduate studies in Biomedical Engineering. The first class of doctoral students matriculated in Fall 2003, while students in the M.S. program began in Fall of 2007. The bachelor’s degree program in biomedical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Joint Graduate Program
The primary objective of this Joint Graduate Program is to broadly train students in the principles of biomedical engineering so they are well prepared to participate in the development of new approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.
The program is designed to build on the scientific interactions and cooperation between the biomedical engineering and clinical scientists of the UTHSCSA and the engineering and basic science faculty at the UTSA. It is felt that this distinctive type of interdisciplinary research environment offers students the best opportunity to develop into well-rounded, competitive biomedical engineering professionals.
Biotechnology, Science & Engineering (BSE) Building
Many of the BME Program faculty on the UTSA campus are housed in the newly completed 220,000 square foot Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE) Building, winner of the 2006 Education Design Showcase Award. A second 148,127 square foot building, Applied Engineering & Technology (AET) was completed in the fall of 2009. Current and new BME faculty have laboratory and office space in both buildings.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Applied Engineering Building (AET)
Room 1.102 One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
BME Mission The Department of Biomedical Engineering is committed to providing a learning environment that encourages discovery and advancement for the betterment of its students and the community. Through its biomedical engineering educational programs, externally funded research and public service, the Department seeks to serve the professional training needs of San Antonio, south central Texas, and beyond. It is committed to developing well-rounded, competitive biomedical engineering professionals to support the University's mission.
UTSA Mission The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development–for Texas, the nation and the world.