Undergraduate Overview: BME 2.0

Our Mission: To advance human health by training biomedical engineers who will lead in Engineering the Future of Medicine through scientific discovery, translational research, and innovation that improves medicine and human health at scale.

Pyramid describing each of the four years of the BME 2.0 undergraduate curriculum

At Johns Hopkins, we are training the next generation of leaders through BME 2.0, the biomedical engineering curriculum of the future. BME 2.0 brings the research discoveries of our pioneering faculty into the undergraduate curriculum through specialized focus areas, project-based learning, research experiences, design opportunities, clinical exposure, and more. Starting on their first day of freshman year, our students solve real engineering problems and develop the technologies that diagnose and cure disease.

Features of the curriculum include:

  • Specialized Focus Areas – Students choose advanced courses in one of seven disciplines that are defining the future of BME.
  • Project-Based Learning – Under the guidance of our faculty experts, students work in teams of freshmen through seniors to solve health-related challenges via project-based courses associated with their focus area.
  • Personalized Advising – Students receive individualized guidance and support from an expert in their chosen focus area to ensure academic, professional, and personal success.
  • Research, Design, and Translation – Starting in their first year, all students have the opportunity to pursue research experiences in Hopkins’ basic science and clinical laboratories, or work with leading physicians and industry mentors to develop tools and technologies that address real clinical problems through our renowned undergraduate Design Team program.
  • Biomedical Data Science – All students learn to use large biomedical datasets and computational methods to answer questions of health and disease. Read on to find out how Hopkins BME faculty and students are pioneering new advances in data science to drive cutting-edge biomedical research discoveries.

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The BME 2.0 Student Experience

We attract bright, motivated students who want to learn from us and each other. Students work side by side with research leaders in biomedical data science; medical imaging; computational biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology; sensors, microsystems, and medical devices; computational genomics, epigenomics, and genomic engineering; and immunoengineering, regenerative medicine, and translational cell and tissue engineering. They also work directly with Johns Hopkins clinicians at the School of Medicine to provide solutions to today’s most pressing medical challenges.

As a student at Hopkins BME, you will be challenged to analyze and solve problems from both an engineering and biological perspective. You will have the opportunity to design new medical devices and therapies inspired by the needs of some of the world’s top physicians. You will also have the freedom to explore and define your own frontiers through elective coursework, research, sports, music, volunteer activities and a variety of extracurricular pursuits. Upon completion of your degree you will be well-prepared to continue your education at a top graduate, medical, or professional school, or for a rewarding career in industry.

The Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering course of study is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading biomedical engineering programs.