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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Why Study Biomedical Engineering at NJIT?

New Jersey is home to some of the most exciting biomedical enterprises in the world, and NJIT is right in the middle of the activity.  Located in the University Heights district, NJIT is within walking distance of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and University Hospital. This is the flagship facility of the state's medical university and adds a new dimension to biomedical engineering education.Within a block from campus are the world-class Public Health Research Institute and the nationally renowned Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers-Newark. Cooperative research is performed with companies, rehabilitation institutes and medical centers within easy commute from NJIT.

NJIT offers an exciting education in biomedical engineering. New studio-based courses combine faculty lectures with hands-on experience.

Theory is learned in the context of real-life applications. Students are encouraged to explore the breadth of the field through many opportunities -- design new instrumentation, study advanced computer applications in medicine and pharmacology, research new biomaterials, apply laser technology to treat disease, build micro and nano machines, and work on new prosthetic devices.

Instead of lectures, students in the studio-based program work in teams to perform angioplasty on pasta, amniocentesis on jelly donuts and surgery on hot dogs. Developed with funding from the NSF and theWhittaker Foundation, the studio classes are taught are in specially designed classrooms equipped with sophisticated equipment. The studios are wired for the Internet and multimediaequipment and are furnished with ten PC-based lab stations that serve groups of students. The studios also have customized biomedical equipment such as amplifiers, oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators and multi-meters.

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What is biomedical engineering? Graduate student David Paglia explains