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Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

Carl R. Ice
College of Engineering

1046 Rathbone Hall
1701B Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering applies engineering principles to design challenges faced by the medical and life science communities. The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering. Two different areas of emphasis are initially available that take advantage of the strengths of existing faculty and their research programs: biomedical sensors and devices and biomedical computation.


A number of current faculty have extensive biomedical engineering backgrounds, having taught biomedical courses and served as investigators on numerous biomedical research grants, which includes the following:

  • Steve Warren, professor; lead faculty member of the biomedical group; director of the Medical Component Design Lab
  • Punit Prakash, associate professor; director of the Biomedical Computing and Devices Lab
  • David Thompson, assistant professor; research includes brain-computer interfaces and medical devices
  • Caterina Scoglio, professor; director of the Network Science and Engineering Group
  • Affiliate faculty from ECE and other K-State engineering departments
Curriculum and Emphasis Areas

The 133 credit hour curriculum consists of the following:

  • 37 credits of biomedical engineering core courses
  • 52 credits of math and science core courses
  • 8 hours in a general engineering core
  • 9 hours in a humanities and social sciences core
  • 27 hours in technical electives

The following new BME courses will be offered as a supplement to other K-State courses that support the BME degree:

  • BME 001 - New Student Assembly
  • BME 200 - Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 430 - Biomaterials
  • BME 451 - Biomechanical Engineering
  • BME 490 - Undergraduate BME Design Experience I
  • BME 491 - Undergraduate BME Design Experience II
  • BME 575 - Clinical Systems Engineering
  • BME 590 - Senior Design Experience I
  • BME 591 - Senior Design Experience II
  • BME 674 - Medical Imaging

To learn more about each course, view the course catalog

Example curriculum


As a current K-State student, can I transition into the BME program?

Current K-State students who want to begin the transition process into the BME program should contact Garrett Peterson. Due to the schedule of the course offerings, students in the BME program will not be able to graduate until the spring 2022 semester.

If I am transferring to K-State, can I major in biomedical engineering?

Transfer students should contact Garrett Peterson to determine if the timing of course offerings will work with the student's schedule.

As a prospective student, when can I apply to the BME program?

Admission to the college is selective. Information on admission criteria can be found on the college’s Admissions page. Students must be admitted to Kansas State University before being admitted to the college. Information on admission requirements for Kansas State University can be found on the university’s Admissions page.

Is the BME program accredited?

The BME program will seek ABET accreditation after the first graduates of the program have completed their degrees, which is the standard ABET process used to seek accreditation of new programs. 

For questions, please contact:

Garrett Peterson
Academic Advisor