Biomedical engineers solve problems in medicine and biology by applying engineering principles to gain new insights into the function of the human body, and design devices, materials and interventions that can improve human health, performance and quality of life. The Biomedical Engineering minor is open to all current Villanova Engineering undergraduates who fulfill the prerequisites. .



Required Courses (2)


Elective Course List A (Choose 1)


Elective Course List B (Choose 3)

SDURIS (Senior Design, Undergraduate Research, or Independent Study) on a topic relevant to biomedical engineering may be substituted for one elective course from List B, with prior written approval from the Director of the Biomedical Engineering minor program.

Graduate courses require additional permissions.

Ethics Requirement (1)

Any course (3-credit minimum) that satisfies an ethics elective requirement in the curriculum of the student's major.

Graduate courses require additional permissions.

Villanova Engineering Team is Outsmarting Traumatic Brain Injury

Villanova Engineering Team is Outsmarting Traumatic Brain Injury

A scientific milestone rests on the worktop in Villanova’s Cellular Biomechanics and Sports Science Laboratory in White Hall: a highly instrumented, first-of-its-kind “smart brain.” Separated from its transparent skull by a thin layer of fluid, the deeply creviced pink gel mold mimics the physiological makeup of the human brain

For more information, please contact Dr. Jens Karlsson.


Engineering Service Learning

Villanova Engineers are inspired to solve problems, think creatively, work collaboratively and innovate in every field.