The Biomedical, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department is the home of undergraduate and M.S. graduate degree programs in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Engineering
Biomedical Engineering combines biology with engineering to allow graduates the skill set to enhance biomedical device companies in areas of design, manufacturing, and reliability
The Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering disciplines are similar in that each combine significant components of chemistry, physics, and engineering. The ChE programs offer emphases in biotechnology, materials science, environmental, or microelectronics processing. The MatE programs provide emphases on structural materials, electronic materials, bio and nanomaterials. Chemical Engineers generally work in manufacturing environments dealing with the processing of gas and liquid phase products, while Materials Engineers typically work in development of solid phase processes. Graduates of both programs find employment in Silicon Valley in the electronics, semiconductor equipment and processing, data storage, nanotechnology and biotechnology industries.