Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

You have an interest in medicine and a desire to impact lives and make a difference. Realize your goals with a biomedical engineering degree from Michigan Tech. You’ll work closely with faculty (our classes are kept small for a reason) and get involved early with hands-on research—studying the effect of materials on expression of vascular growth factors, the application of biomedical engineering in rural health care, or our ongoing study of bone metabolism and osteoporosis in black bears (which has received recognition by the national news media)—pretty crazy, right?

Choose your Focus

As a biomedical engineering major you can focus on technical areas such as:

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials/tissue engineering
  • Cardiovascular engineering
  • Medical instrumentation
  • Medical imaging/optics
  • Pre-professional health

What You Need to Know About This Program

  • Biomedical engineering graduates have high success rates for gaining admission to medical schools and top graduate schools.
  • Student and faculty researchers are working on methods to understand and treat a variety of diseases and conditions such as the Jaipur foot for amputees in India and a skin patch to indicate overexposure to UV rays.
  • There are opportunities to work on medical devices for the developing world including an infant heartbeat annunciator.
  • Earn a Master's degree in just a single year of study beyond your undergrad degree through the accelerated master's program in biomedical engineering.
  • Michigan Tech's biomedical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

With an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering, you’ll find work in a wide range of growing fields including the biomedical device industry, the emerging biotechnology industry, government/regulatory agencies, and hospitals/medical centers. You and Michigan Tech really can make the world better—one biomedical engineer at a time.

Learn more about biomedical engineering at Michigan Tech!