UNC’s academic and research focus is highly specialized, directed toward graduate programs in biomedical technology and engineering that emphasize both theory and practical application.

Academic Programs

Presently, UNC offers two interdisciplinary academic programs: Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering and Doctor of Biomedical Engineering. The goal of UNC graduate studies at the Ph.D. level is to provide students with expertise in contemporary biomedical engineering theory, methods, and practice. Doctor of Biomedical Engineering graduates are prepared as leaders in therapeutic device design, development, and research. Faculty members have teaching and research expertise in areas of biomechanics (biosolid and biofluid mechanics), biomaterials, biomechanical engineering, bioinstrumentation, biomedical optics, bioelectrical engineering, and biosystems. Each student’s course of study is based on individual background and career objectives.

Integral to the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Doctor of Biomedical Engineering programs are students’ involvement in UNC’s Science & Technology Innovation Center (STIC) in the form of practical curriculum training. STIC directly benefits students by offering an opportunity to participate in the development of the biomedical device companies that STIC is incubating. Students may also do internships at outside biomedical companies and health care organizations. A UNC student, therefore, graduates with an over-all knowledge base that includes biomedical engineering theory, research, device creation, and business development.

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