Biomedical Engineering (B.S.): Cell and Tissue Engineering Track
This Biomedical Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc., http://www.abet.org.
This field seeks to understand and attack biomedical problems at the microscopic level and to use such knowledge to engineer replacement tissues and organs from individual cells. Knowledge of anatomy, biochemistry, and the mechanics of cellular and sub-cellular structures is needed to understand disease processes and target interventions. Armed with such knowledge, new technologies have been, or are being, developed. Examples include miniature devices for delivering compounds that stimulate or inhibit cellular processes in precise locations to promote healing or inhibit disease formation and progression; new techniques that have produced replacement skin and may one day produce heart valves, coronary vessels, and even entire hearts; and development of artificial materials used for implantation as well as new biomaterials that incorporate proteins or living cells, thereby providing a truer biological and mechanical match for the living tissue.
Students will be able to understand biomedical problems at the microscopic level; to use such knowledge to engineer replacement tissues and organs from individual cells; and to understand disease processes and target interventions with knowledge of anatomy, biochemistry, and the mechanics of cellular and sub-cellular structures.
Our biomedical engineering degree program with a cell and tissue engineering track will prepare you for such careers as:
- Biomedical engineer
Disclaimer for prospective students, please read.
The undergraduate biomedical cell and tissue engineering curriculum will prepare students to learn how cells control and are controlled by the cellular microenvironment. You will be trained to engineer better health at the molecular and cellular level through cutting-edge applications.
Students of this program must be admitted to Illinois Tech. If interested in transferring to this program, students should consult their academic adviser.
Tran Le is working toward her professional goals and thankful for the rewarding opportunity to contribute applicable skills in the field of biomedical engineering, which gives her professional journey the most meaning.Tran Le (BME 4th Year)
Experience in the Armour R&D program helped Victor Quiroz find his path to a career in biomedical engineering research.Victor Quiroz (BME ’20)
Laasya Devi Annepureddy uses undergraduate research opportunities to contribute to more equitable health solutions.Laasya Devi Annepureddy (BME ’22)
Born and raised in El Salvador, Diana Velasquez decided to pursue a degree in engineering with the goal of helping others obtain improved health care while improving standard processes.Diana Velasquez (Biomedical Engineering/M.A.S. Chemical Engineering 3rd Year)