Bachelor of Science — Biomechanical Engineering
The Biomechanical Engineering major integrates biology and clinical medicine with engineering mechanics and design.
Research and teaching in the Biomechanical Engineering Group are primarily focused on neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular biomechanics, and cell and tissue mechanics. Research in other areas such as hearing, vision, ocean and plant biomechanics, biomaterials, biosensors and imaging informatics are also conducted in collaboration with associated faculty in medicine, biology and engineering.
This degree introduces fundamental biological and biophysical principles while developing strengths in traditional engineering areas, specifically mechanical engineering. Primarily geared toward students' interests, this major offers a plethora of courses in specific fields of biology and mechanical engineering such as design, biomechanics and medicine.
The Biomechanical Engineering major provides a fundamental understanding of mechanics in fields of biology and medicine. However, it is not normally recommended as a terminal degree. This major is well suited for those interested in future graduate studies in bioengineering, medicine or related areas. The course of study allows students to satisfy many premedical, predental, or preparamedical fields.
More details can be found in the Stanford Bulletin and Undergraduate Handbook. Students graduating with this degree will confer a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering, with a sub-plan in Biomechanical Engineering.