Carnegie Mellon University

Strategic Plan 2025

Engineering solutions are at the forefront of healthcare challenges. BME research and education can help meet those needs. CMU BME needs an actionable strategy to meet these needs.


The mission of the BME Department is to capitalize on Carnegie Mellon’s strength in collaborative technological innovation to address societal needs and advance human health.

This is accomplished by:

  • Delivering the highest quality education programs at all degree levels to train the future interdisciplinary leaders in biomedical engineering.
  • Conducting pioneering, high impact basic and applied research addressing unmet biomedical needs through interdisciplinary engineering innovation.
  • Creating a collaborative, inclusive environment that leverages the strength of a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff, and fosters their growth and development.