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A legacy of global innovation leadership

Since our founding as the Division of Biomedical Engineering in 1967, our faculty and students have been leaders in biomedical engineering research, education and innovation.

In 1972, our undergraduate BME program was the first accredited in the United States.

Today, Duke BME is among the largest educational enterprises at Duke University.

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U.S. News Rankings

#2 undergraduate biomedical engineering program

#5 graduate biomedical engineering program

#7 national university

#16 US engineering school

Duke bme, at a Glance

  • 51 faculty members:
    • 38 tenure-track
    • 13 other regular rank
  • $39 million in new faculty research awards, fiscal 2023
  • More than $12 million in entrepreneurial development grants awarded by the Duke-Coulter Partnership since 2006
  • Students, fall 2022:
    • 277 undergraduates
    • 102 Master of Science (MS)
    • 59 Master of Engineering (MEng)
    • 249 Doctoral (PhD)
  • 20-plus companies launched by Duke BME faculty

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