The University of Michigan's Biomedical Engineering Department is interdisciplinary and diverse, with a wide range of research activities conducted by 85 core and jointly appointed faculty working throughout the University's highly ranked Engineering, Medical, Dental, Kinesiology and Business Schools. Under the guidance and counsel of faculty members associated with the department, a student may plan a course of study in a wide variety of areas. The educational experience can be broadly or narrowly directed to advance each student's educational and career goals. Opportunities are limited only by the range of teaching and research activity currently conducted by the University.
Graduate students pursue research and study in bioelectronics, biomaterials, biomechanics, imaging, and rehabilitation/ergonomics. A range of topics including cardiovascular fluid mechanics, tissue engineering, cell biology, medical imaging, and biomaterials can be studied. In addition, students without previous background in these topics study engineering fundamentals including circuits, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and materials. All BME students conduct research at state-of-the art facilities in the department and medical school and receive extensive laboratory instruction.