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To provide an outstanding educational and research environment to train engineers who go on to profoundly impact industry and medicine.


A nearly 60-year legacy of 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

#5 graduate biomedical engineering program

#10 national university

#16 US engineering school

Duke bme at a Glance

  • 51 faculty members:
    • 38 tenure-track
    • 13 other regular rank
  • $48 million in new research awards, fiscal 2022
  • 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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