A Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
is a kind of bachelor's degree
typically conferred after a four year undergraduate
course of study in biomedical engineering
(BME). The degree itself is largely equivalent to a bachelor of science
and many institutions conferring degrees in the fields of biomedical engineering and bioengineering
do not append the field to the degree itself. Courses of study in BME are also extremely diverse as the field itself is relatively new and developing. In general, an undergraduate course of study in BME is likened to a cross between engineering
and biological science
with varying degrees of proportionality between the two.
Engineers typically require a type of professional certification, such as satisfying certain education requirements and passing an examination to become a professional engineer
. These certifications are usually nationally regulated and registered, but there are also cases where a self-governing body, such as the Canadian Association of Professional Engineers. In many cases, carrying the title of "Professional Engineer" is legally protected.
As BME is an emerging field, professional certifications are not as standard and uniform as they are for other engineering fields. For example, the Fundamentals of Engineering exam
in the U.S. does not include a biomedical engineering section, though it does cover biology. Biomedical engineers often simply possess a university degree as their... Read More