Biomedical Engineering Concentration

The biomedical engineering concentration aims to give students an interdisciplinary education with which to apply their engineering skills to current problems in medicine and biology.

The Mechanical Engineering with Biomedical Engineering Concentration curriculum integrates biomedical engineering experiences into all levels of the program. Students are introduced to current trends in the field through coursework by the selection of appropriate technical electives.

As a part of the senior design projects, students in this concentration have the opportunity to design and develop medical devices for the medical and healthcare industry in the area. Additionally, students interested in pursuing graduate school in biomedical engineering have ample research opportunities at Bradley University through current collaboration with three hospitals, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, PeoriaNext and the USDA National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research.

Dr. Kalyani Nair is the Coordinator for the Biomedical Engineering Concentration in Mechanical Engineering. All inquiries related to this concentration should be directed to Dr. Nair at:

Dr. Kalyani Nair
(309) 677-4562
429 Jobst Hall

This Check List shows the curriculum requirements for the biomedical concentration in mechanical engineering. The Medical School Considerations document explains choices in electives that could enable a student to meet the minimum requirements for typical Medical Schools.

In addition to the specific coursework in Biomedical Engineering, students also have the opportunity to work on a capstone design project that is in the field of biomedical engineering. In the past other biomedical senior design projects have been sponsored by Siemens Medical, OSF Hospital, and the Illinois College of Medicine.