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.
Real Biomedical Industry Experience
Another unique aspect is the industry internships or entrepreneurship experience offered to students enrolled in the program. Students participate in real industry projects, enabling them to apply classroom lessons in project management and business plan development, exposing them to regulatory and legal issues specific to the biomedical industry, and introducing them to prospective employers.
Affordable, Convenient Program
FIU is home to the only public biomedical engineering program in South Florida. It is not only an outstanding academic choice, but also the most affordable one. Classes are conveniently held within the College of Engineering in FIU’s Engineering Center – a 245,000-square-foot commercial research facility located on the expansive 36-acre Engineering campus at W. Flagler Street and 107th Avenue.
The city of Miami with its subtropical climate, cultural diversity, and thriving location provides Florida International University students special opportunities for teaching, research, and public service. Miami offers students the academic advantage of attending a university in a major urban environment as well as the cultural and social advantages of such a vibrant location. The city houses the Greater Miami Opera, the Miami City Ballet, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida, the New World Symphony, as well as several major museums.
The nightlife of Miami offers a variety of restaurants and clubs from trendy South Beach and Coconut Grove to the authentic Caribbean cuisine on Eighth Street. Miami is also a destination for many top Broadway shows and major concerts. For those students who love sports, Miami is the home of six professional sports teams: the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Heat, Florida Marlins, Florida Panthers, Miami Sol, and Miami Fusion.
The cultural and ethnic diversity of this international city is accentuated in annual festivals, such as the Calle Ocho Festival, the Goombay Festival, the Art Deco Weekend, and the Coconut Grove Art Festival.
The academic year is highlighted with many exciting events and activities for FIU students and it is enhanced by our annual average temperature of 77 degrees and over 300 days of sunshine.
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.
The following baccalaureate engineering programs in the college are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which the program prepares its students.
The Baccalaureate program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CEC) of ABET.
The Baccalaureate program in Construction Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.