May 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Engineering

Chair: Shadnaz Asgari

Department Office: Engineering Technology (ET) 114

School Telephone: (562) 985-5467


Undergraduate Advisor: Perla Ayala

General Education Advising: Academic Advising - Horn Center

Faculty: Siavash Ahrar, Shadnaz Asgari, Perla Ayala, Emel Demircan, I-Hung Khoo, Roger Lo, Maryam Moussavi, Ga-Young Kelly Suh

Students desiring detailed information should contact the department for referral to the faculty advisor.

Administrative Support Coordinator: Rowena Moore

Career Possibilities

  • Design equipment and devices, such as artificial internal organs, replacements for body parts, and machines for diagnosing medical problems
  • Install, adjust, maintain, repair, or provide technical support for biomedical equipment
  • Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment
  • Train clinicians and other personnel on the proper use of equipment
  • Work with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists to research the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals

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Advisory Board

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is supported by an Advisory Board composed of biomedical engineers, and business executives in the Southern California area. This liaison helps the department keep its curricula responsive to the needs of the community.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

The degree in Biomedical Engineering focuses on Biomechanics, Bioinstrumentation, Biofluids, Biomaterials and Bioinformatics.

Students will receive a comprehensive education in biomedical engineering, as well as the sciences and humanities, and will be able to communicate effectively. They will be able to design equipment and devices that meet performance, cost, time, safety, and quality requirements. They will understand professional responsibilities and will be able to analyze the social and ethical implications of their work.


    Undergraduate Degrees


      Biomedical Engineering