Undergraduate Self-Guided Walking Tour

This video tour will give you a glimpse into the BME undergraduate program and facility.  Below is: (a) a list of each space covered, (b) the time at which each space is covered in the video, (c) and a brief description of each.



Stop #1: Atrium [03:01]


Stop #2: PBL Rooms [06:46]

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is a foundation of the BME curriculum.  PBL is an educational approach that fosters the development of cognitive flexibility when students are challenged with solving the right kinds of problems. Notice how all of the walls in the PBL rooms are covered in white boards.  Utilizing these white boards facilitates teambuilding, innovation, and communication in group work. These rooms are utilized in courses such as BMED 2250.


Stop #3: Recitation Rooms [08:10]

These rooms are used for classes such as BMED 2210 in which students work in teams to solve problems in what is known as a problem-solving studio.  BMED 2210 is the first BME course. This course teaches you how to think like an engineer, so get ready to jump in!



Stop #4: Shop [09:59]

The Shop includes equipment and tools which will be used to learn design, in courses such as BMED 2310. The shop has open hours for students who have been trained to use the workshop, which means students can use the facility to work on their own projects!


Stop #5: 3610 Cell Physiology Lab [12:08]

BMED 3610 is the 2nd of the two required BME-lab classes. This lab provides an active learning environment, as teams are asked to solve problems containing scientific and engineering components. This lab provides hands on engineering experience, so it is an essential course for those wanting to work in industry.


Stop #6: 3110 Systems Physiology Lab [13:32]

BMED 3110 is the 1st of the two required BME-lab classes. This lab teaches students how to integrate biology and engineering concepts from several courses. Students learn how to use LabVIEW, a useful programs for engineers, as it teaches them how to program various medical devices. GT does an excellent job of preparing its BME students by exposing them to different computer programs (MATLAB, vPython in modern Physics, LabVIEW, SolidWorks, etc.)


Stop #7: Design Studios [15:08]

The design courses, BMED 2310 and BMED 4602 Capstone Design (Capstone Website), are held in this space. These courses provide essential preparation and experience for those wanting to work in industry after graduation. In teams, students design and/or re-engineer medical devices which fill current needs in the biomedical industry. You may have seen some BME projects featured in competitions such as The InVenture Prize Competition.


Stop #8: Computer Lab [11:13]

SolidWorks/CAD is taught in BMED 2310, and the course utilizes the computer lab for students to learn this software.  This computer lab is specifically for the BME department. Since the BME department is joint with the Emory School of Medicine, students can access Emory BME’s research and medical archives from this lab.


Learning Commons [17:56]

The BME Learning Commons is a space on the 4th floor is dedicated to undergraduate students and is only accessible to them. It is a space for undergraduate students to meet, study, collaborate, connect and relax. The BME Mentorship Program is a branch of the Learning Commons Movement. The BME Mentorship Program helps incoming BME freshmen adapt to Georgia Tech, and gives them a sense of belonging in BME. It is a vertical mentorship model in which underclassmen are linked to upperclassmen who are linked to alumni.


Podcast Studio [18:49]

The Podcast Studio is a new addition to the Learning Commons. You can listen to the podcasts via “What’s The Buzz?”.


We hope you enjoyed the tour, and you see why BME is the Best Major Ever! 

If you have any follow-up questions, please contact us at:

Map of Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

BME @ Emory

Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology &
Emory University School of Medicine

313 Ferst Drive, Room 2127 Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

387 Technology Circle NW Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

BME @ Emory:
1760 Haygood Dr, Ste W 200 Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404.727.9874 :: Fax: 404.727.9873