What is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering is a broad field that focuses on improving health through the integrated use of engineering, biology and medical principles. For example biomedical engineers are involved in designing new implants for those who suffer from hip fractures, developing medical devices for sensing electrical signals to detect heart problems, developing technologies to visualize and detect disease or tissue function non-invasively,  or growing tissues/organs to repair or replace tissues/organs lost to disease or injury are all possible fields for BME graduates to pursue. 

Where Do Biomedical Engineers Work?

Biomedical Engineers work in industry, in hospitals, and in research labs of government, academic, corporate and non-profit institutions. They may also work at federal and state regulatory agencies to help ensure that devices and technologies are safe and effective. 

Our program has a strong record of job placement after graduation. Approximately 55% of our students find positions working in industry, 30% continue on to with a graduate degree programs, 10% go on to medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, or other professional programs. 

Our Program

Our undergraduate program in BME is the only program within 200 miles and provides graduates with unique skills and knowledge that are applicable in a wide range of careers. Our faculty and instructors thrive on interactions with students in our classrooms and laboratories.  At the same time, our faculty members and are committed to teaching and inspiring students to achieve their goals and improving the health of everyone. 

Students take both basic and BME-specific science and engineering courses such as Calculus, Biology, Circuits, Medical Physiology, Biomechanics, and Tissue Engineering. During the senior year, students work in teams on their capstone design project. These senior projects are mentored by departmental and external biomedical and medical professionals giving our students an immersive real-world experience in biomedical device design. 

We are excited to be part of your journey to a future in biomedical engineering, or any career path you choose.  Whether you want to work in medical device industry, go to graduate school for an advanced degree in engineering or management, or go to medical school or other professional school, we will help you reach your career goals. If you are still searching for a career path, we can explore the possibilities together.

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