What is BMEI?

Biomedical Engineering Innovation is a fully online course that 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.

You will learn about Biomedical Engineering from experts in the field through lectures, assignments, and hands-on design projects.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction to modeling physiological systems, specifically the static and dynamic arm, circulatory system, and human efficiency
  • Introduction to the design process through a transport design project
  • Demonstration or presentation (written or oral) of projects
  • Development of an independent project including proposing a hypothesis, designing an experiment, obtaining and analyzing data, and preparing an online poster
  • Completion of a computer programming activity


  • Introduction to Modeling
  • Human Efficiency Model
  • Oxygen Transport
  • Computer Programming Activity
  • Transport Design Project
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Static Arm Model
  • Dynamic Arm Model
  • Computer Programming Activity
  • Independent Project
  • Independent Project Presentations

How is this course different from others?

  • Biomedical engineering course offered by a top university in the field
  • Opportunity to earn college credit
  • Based on a course taken by undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University
  • Includes hands-on projects (Transport Design Project shown in the video below)

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.


Transport Design Project

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