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Senior design is a required capstone course where UT Austin biomedical engineering students work in teams to solve engineering problems on behalf of real companies and products. Hands-on learning is incorporated throughout all years of the biomedical engineering curriculum, culminating in this year-long partnership between student teams, a faculty advisor, and project sponsors, which could include companies, physicians, or researchers.
The graduate program in biomedical engineering at UT Austin started in the 1960s. Biomedical Engineering became an official academic department in 2001, adding a full undergraduate curriculum and B.S. degrees. The Biomedical Engineering Building at UT Austin was built in 2008 and offers 106,000 square feet of space for teaching and research lab activities.