Biomedical Engineering Innovation

General Information

What is Biomedical Engineering Innovation?

Biomedical Engineering Innovation introduces biomedical engineering to high school students by (1) modeling biological systems and designing experiments to test those models and (2) introducing engineering principles to solve design problems that are biological, physiological, and/or medical. Students will model human efficiency, the arm, and the cardiovascular system. Students are expected to use the informational content being taught in math, physics and biology and to apply this knowledge to the solution of practical problems encountered in biomedical engineering.

Students who earn an A or B grade in the course receive 3 credits from Johns Hopkins University.

If you are accepted to and matriculate as an undergraduate student at JHU, the credits awarded by JHU for this BMEI course are available to count towards your undergraduate degree at JHU. Credits may be applied towards your total required credits to graduate.

Admission to the Biomedical Engineering Innovation Program does not automatically guarantee admission into the undergraduate program at Johns Hopkins University.


Course Details

Most of the course details are contained in the syllabus. Download the syllabus here.

Biomedical Engineering Innovation will consist of the following basic student requirements:

  1. Module Quizzes
  2. Module Assignments
    • Introduction to physiology
    • Developing a free body diagram
    • Review of trigonometry
    • Review of Newton’s laws and equations of motion
    • Review of electrical circuits
    • Introduction to computer programming
  3. Lab Reports
    • Exercise & efficiency model
    • Arm model (static and dynamic models of the arm)
    • Transport design (detailed sketches and equations, video presentation)
    • Circulatory model (circuit and fluid flow analyses)
  4. Final Project – model, experimental data and analysis, online presentation, and poster
  5. Reflections
  6. Participation (Discussions, peer reviews, and office hour attendance)


Application and Enrollment

To participate in Biomedical Engineering Innovation, you must be accepted and complete the enrollment process.

How do I apply?

Visit the Apply page of this website.

What are the application and enrollment deadlines

Applications will be reviewed according to the schedules located on the Deadlines page of this website. We will not review an application until it is complete.

Students will be notified of their acceptance through the application portal. Students who choose to accept the offer of admission must submit their enrollment documents and pay their tuition/fees by the listed enrollment deadline.

Applicants outside of the United States should apply early to ensure sufficient time to ship lab kits to students who are accepted to the course.


Contact Us

If you have a question about the program, you can contact us during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern time).


Phone: (410) 516-6224 (the Engineering Innovation program office)

Mailing Address:

Biomedical Engineering Innovation
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Wyman Park Building; Suite N125
Baltimore, MD 21218

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