About

The integration of biology, medicine, and engineering

The mission of the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering is to improve human health through excellence in research and education at the interface of engineering, biology and medicine.

Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), widely regarded as the top program of its kind in the world, is dedicated to solving important clinical problems. At the intersection of inquiry and discovery, the department integrates biology, medicine, and engineering and draws upon the considerable strengths and talents of Johns Hopkins Schools of Engineering and Medicine. Its unique positioning within the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine provides students with opportunities to engage with some of the best clinical scientists in the world.


Johns Hopkins biomedical engineer Elliot McVeigh explains how students work with doctors to come up with new medical devices.


BME’s Student Body

The biomedical engineering department has a remarkably strong student body at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. BME is the largest undergraduate major within the Johns Hopkins University and attracts academically superior and highly motivated individuals.

BME offers two programs for students wishing to earn their Master’s Degree. The thesis-based, two-year Master’s of Science in Engineering program in Biomedical Engineering program, and the eleven-month Master’s of Science in Engineering in Bioengineering Innovation and Design. The undergraduate and Master’s programs operate out of the Whiting School of Engineering.

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine contains the University’s PhD program in Biomedical Engineering. The BME PhD program is the largest PhD program within the School of Medicine. It is a particularly competitive program in terms of admissions, and especially rigorous in terms of its program requirements.

Faculty

Our faculty members are world leaders in their respective fields of research. There is an emphasis on cooperation and excellence, and a shared passion to improve human health through creatively, innovation and breakthrough discoveries.

Biomedical Design Studio

The departments' new Biomedical Design Studio provides a premiere work space and resources for students to brainstorm, design, and develop prototypes for solutions to real-world clinical and global health challenges.

Affiliates and Centers

Several Institutes and Centers within the School of Medicine and Whiting School of Engineering have been founded by BME faculty.

Within the Whiting School, the Center for Imaging Sciences (CIS), the Institute for Computational Medicine (ICM) and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations between BME faculty and faculty from other departments within the Whiting School, as well as with other schools and divisions within the University.

At the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, similar organizations are the Center for Hearing and Balance (CHB), the Translational Tissue Engineering Center (TTEC).

The Tsinghua-Johns Hopkins Joint Center for Biomedical Engineering Research in Beijing China provides state-of-the-art research opportunities, including joint research projects, exchange of visiting scholars and students, joint educational initiatives, conferences and technical assistance in the areas of neuroengineering and neuroscience, medical imaging, tissue engineering and biology in medicine.

At the intersection of inquiry and discovery, the department integrates biology, medicine, and engineering and draws upon the considerable strengths and talents of Johns Hopkins Schools of Engineering and Medicine.