Biomedical Engineering Department

Program Director: Dr. Prabir K.Patra

Welcome to the Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, Connecticut). Our BME program offers a curriculum leading to a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. The curriculum includes engineering fundamentals and advanced courses in engineering and the life sciences. All students must participate in a publishable research project during their final year.

The Biomedical Engineering program is ideal for those students wishing to enter industry upon completion. However, the curriculum has flexibility and lends itself well for those students wishing to work in health professions (i.e. Physical Therapy, medical instrumentation, Medical Doctorate, etc.) and/or graduate schools.

A variety of internships and cooperative education opportunities are available. Biomedical Engineering students are encouraged to participate in these programs upon the completion of two semesters.

University of Bridgeport Biomedical Engineering program prepares graduates to assume leadership positions in their respective professions.

Mission Statement

Our unique Biomedical Engineering Program thrives in serving the university, the community, and the biomedical engineering and biotechnology professions through creative education, interdisciplinary research and need based design pertaining to biomedical engineering. The program offers innovative educational strategy that integrates biological sciences and engineering, and applies engineering tools, methods and practices to solve problems in biology and medicine. Graduates of our programs are highly-skilled biomedical engineers, and scientists who understand the ethical, social and economic implications of their work.


Consistent with the university’s vision, and with the missions of the School of Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Program, the educational objectives for the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program were established as follows:

  1. Graduates of the BME program will have a sound integrated knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals with respect to the biomedical issues.
  2. Graduates will be proficient in the use of modern techniques, tools, procedures, and information sources which are useful in the definition and solution of problems in biomedical engineering.
  3. Graduates will have the ability to apply their scientific knowledge and engineering tools and techniques to design useful and economically feasible novel materials, devices, systems and processes which address problems relevant to the fields of biomedical engineering.
  4. Graduates will have the breadth and depth of knowledge, and a commitment to continued learning, necessary to understand the economic, social, ethical, and aesthetic aspects of their profession and their work, and to effectively communicate the results of their work.

Faculty Preview

Dr. Prabir Patra, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Program Director, Biomedical Engineering received his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India. He did his postdoctoral research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Rice University.

Our faculty come from distinguished universities such as but not limited to MIT, University of Illinois, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, University of Michigan and Rice University. They have outstanding research credentials in specialty areas of interest and published numerous peer reviewed research articles, obtained patents, and served academic journals and conferences that are published in print and online.

For more information about the Biomedical Engineering Program, please contact: Dr.Prabir Patra, Program Director, at 203-576-4165 or via email

You can also contact the Graduate Admissions Office, at 203-576-4552 or via email