The BME Design Project aims to put knowledge into practice. Student groups work on an open-ended biomedical engineering design problem, guided by one or more BME faculty, industrial sponsors, and/or clinicians.

The class teaches how to apply engineering knowledge to a real-world problem through the implementation of a sound design strategy involving the following steps:

  • Understanding the problem
  • Defining the needs and objectives
  • Identifying possible design strategies and methodologies for attaining the objectives
  • Analyzing the technical and practical feasibility of the identified strategies
  • Selecting the optimal design strategy
  • Implementing the final design strategy
  • Presenting the results

The character of the projects is highly variable, from theoretical studies to laboratory experiments.