Engineering the future of medicine.
Our Biomedical Engineering program has been setting the bar for BME education and research for more than 50 years, and we continue to lead the way through a curriculum that combines classroom instruction and hands-on research to train future leaders
Our faculty are defining the field, forging new disciplines that have immense potential to transform human health and impact patient lives around the globe. Close partnership with clinical collaborators provides a strong foundation for translating advances to first clinical use.
As an undergraduate student in our program, you’ll work with our pioneering faculty and actively contribute to our mission of scientific discovery, innovation, and translational research that improves medicine and human health at scale. Through project-based learning, research experiences, design opportunities, clinical exposure, and more, you will solve real-world engineering problems from your first day of freshman year until your graduation day.
To be considered for the program, you must indicate BME as your first-choice major on your application.
CLASSES YOU MIGHT TAKE
Biochemistry and Molecular Engineering
This combined lecture and laboratory course will delve into the workings of the cell and the interactions between cells. You’ll learn about quantitative analysis of reactions between molecules then gain experimental skills in enzyme kinetics, binding (specificity and affinity), DNA analysis techniques (PCR, forensics), metabolism, membrane potentials and molecular neuroscience.
Audio Signal Processing
This course will give you a foundation in current audio and speech technologies. We’ll cover techniques for sound processing by processing and pattern recognition, acoustics, auditory perception, speech production and synthesis, speech estimation. We’ll also explore applications of speech and audio processing in human computer interfaces such as speech recognition, speaker identification, coding schemes (e.g. MP3), music analysis, and noise reduction.
Neuro Data Design I
In this year-long course, you’ll work in small teams to design, develop, and deploy a functioning tool for practicing brain scientists. The first semester will focus on scoping the tool, and determining feasibility and significance for the targeted brain science community. The second semester will focus on developing the tool, getting regular feedback, and iterating.
PROF. HAI-QUAN MAO
Department of Biomedical Engineering
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Biomedical Engineering FAQ
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Join the Club
Hopkins students are eager to pursue their interests outside the classroom. With 450+ student-led organizations, here are just a few you could join:
- Alternative Protein Project at Johns Hopkins
- Biomedical Engineering Society
- Engineers Without Borders at Johns Hopkins University
I’m lab managing a group of freshmen in BME Modeling and Design, a class that it seems like I just took last semester. They ask me (???!!??!) questions about their calculations, lab reports, and BME Life, ™️ even though it seems like I was just in their shoes complaining about physics II or trying to understand why my efficiency calculations were yielding a value over 100%.