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Welcome to BME

The Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University is building research and educational programs around a vision that a quantitative understanding of the human body can be used as a foundation for the rational design of therapies, molecules, devices, and diagnostic procedures to improve human health.

About BME

The primary mission of the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering is to educate students to understand the human body as an integrated system and the mechanisms of disease through quantitative engineering analysis, and to use that understanding to design better therapeutic strategies, devices, and diagnostics to improve human health.

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
The mission of the B.S. program in biomedical engineering (BME) is to train students in the practice of design, fabrication, and analysis of biomedical systems, devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics.  Specifically, Cornell's vision of biomedical engineering centers around a quantitative approach to understanding biology across length and time scales, with a focus on issues related to human health.

Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University focuses on interdisciplinary research to achieve a quantitative understanding of human biology at all spatial and temporal scales with the goal of improving human health.

Masters of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering
Engineers who understand biology and who can apply their knowledge and skills to improve human health are increasingly in demand. A professional degree in biomedical engineering will prepare students to fill this increasingly critical need.

Recent News

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Did you know?

Professor Marjolein van der Meulen was co-Prinicipal Investigator on the CU-ADVANCE which started in 2009. Cornell University is committed to diversity and gender equity and to an institutional environment where all faculty can achieve their greatest potential in research, education, and service.

Latest Spotlights

Alumni Spotlight: Liz Wayne, Ph.D. 2015

A 2017 TED Fellow breaking rules to create a better future

Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Dotse, M.Eng. 2011

Scholarship and industry experience compel alumnus to employ his skills for positive social change

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