The Department of Biomedical Engineering at FIU

About Biomedical Engineering at FIU

Florida International University’s Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department is one of eleven in the State University System (SUS) of Florida offering the full slate (BS, MS, Ph.D.) of programs in biomedical engineering.

The department is endowed with $11 million from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, the Ware Foundation and the State of Florida. One of the strengths of the growing BME department is its close relationship with FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, the Brain Institute at the Miami Children’s Hospital, and the many biomedical companies in South Florida.

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The department has also been recognized and ranked among the top 50 schools providing the best value to students.We are preparing a diverse community of biomedical engineers and are engaged in the translation of research to health care applications through discovery, innovation, entrepreneurship, and community engagement.

Number 41 among best graduate biomedical engineering programs



Biomedical Engineering at FIU


The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Department is to bridge engineering, science, and medicine

  • To educate and train the next generation of diverse biomedical engineers
  • To promote a culture of inclusion amongst all biomedical engineers
  • To conduct research leading to significant discoveries in medical sciences
  • To develop innovative medical technology
  • To translate scientific discovery and medical technology to industry or clinical practice
  • To engage with the regional to international community for knowledge dissemination


The Biomedical Engineering Department will innovate and excel in education and research to translate knowledge and technologies that advance clinical medicine and promote biomedical industry growth.


Florida International University is a vibrant, student-centered public research university, ideally located in Miami. Chartered by the Florida Legislature in 1965, the University opened its doors in 1972. FIU now offers more than 220 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including a variety of fully-online programs, through its many schools. FIU is also among the 10 largest public universities in the United States.

FIU is recognized as having the largest contingent of Hispanic students of any doctoral granting institution. Furthermore, Miami has positioned itself as the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean countries, and is among the nation’s most dynamic and exciting communities with respect to cultural pluralism, beautiful climate, recreational activities, a diverse cultural life, and tourism.


All academic programs of Florida International University are approved by the Florida Board of Education, the FIU Board of Trustees and the Florida Board of Governors. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

ABET-AccreditationThe Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) accredits engineering programs on a nationwide basis.

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Our ABET-accredited program is based on providing training in both traditional engineering practice and biomedical sciences. The collaborative approach, combined with rigorous engineering education, offers our students the preparation needed to make an impact in the Biomedical Engineering field.


Real Biomedical Industry Experience
The BME Department offers industry internships and entrepreneurship experiences to students enrolled in the programs. Students participate in real projects, enabling them to apply classroom lessons to project management and business plan development that deal with regulatory and legal issues specific to the biomedical industry.

Clinical Rotations

Very few biomedical engineering programs offer students a clinical rotation. Through our partnership with the premier clinical establishments in South Florida, our students are introduced to applications and real life situations associated with the use of medical devices and instruments in clinical medicine. As a national and international center for quality health care, South Florida is home to numerous hospitals and health care institutions offering partnership opportunities.

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