Dear Prospective Student:
Thank you for considering LeTourneau University’s Biomedical Engineering (BME) Program. This pioneer program is the first of its kind among Christian schools. At LeTourneau University we pride ourselves on providing students with a strong interdisciplinary background in engineering and specialized skills specifically for BME. Our program is unique from others in that it is interdisciplinary, meaning you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a Biomedical Concentration. Our curriculum is ABET accredited and specializes in Biomechanics and Biomedical Instrumentation/Signal Processing. Because we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14), our designs focus on understanding the human body and enhancing and aiding human life. With the help of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant we have a new BME laboratory with modern experimental equipment to measure a variety of data, from the motion of joints to a wide range of biological signals. Our students are also very active in undergraduate research during their junior and senior years. For example, we are currently doing research on ACL deficient knee motion, human motion studies and the Virtual Human Arm (investigating the next generation of intelligent prosthetic limbs).
An additional strength of our program is that between the junior and senior year, a summer internship is mandatory to further expose students to various biomedical applications. These internships can range from summer research at another university, medical school, and industry to a service project such as Mercy Ships.
I hope you can see that our program is not only founded on a strong interdisciplinary engineering core but also built on specialized preparation for industrial work or further education. For more information, Dr. Paul Leiffer (BME Professor) or continue to browse our website.
May the Lord lead you in your next steps.
Dr. Paul Leiffer, P.E.