Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Rated as the #1 Career in America by CNNMoney/PayScale in 2013, biomedical engineering focuses on understanding living systems and predicting the body’s interactions with external materials or devices—minimizing the risk of adverse effects. You’ll combine biology and engineering, with a desire to help others solve complex problems on the front lines of biology, medicine, and research and development.

Customize your degree with:
Focus areas available in

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Electronics and Medical Instrumentation
  • Medical Imaging and Optics
  • Pre-Health Professions

You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through the Accelerated Master’s program.

Take courses like:

  • Soft Tissue and Bio-Fluid Mechanics
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Medical Devices
  • Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Stem Cell Engineering

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Working with world-class faculty in state-of-the-art laboratories on research, projects, and lab assignments
  • Developing an infant heartbeat annunciator for use in the developing world.
  • Becoming a published author for developing a sensor array with high sensitivity for detection of various pathogens.
  • Learning through a hands-on curriculum that will prepare you for medical or graduate school.

Get a job like:

  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Sustaining Engineer
  • Systems Engineer

Work for companies like:

  • Kimberly Clark
  • Medtronic
  • Plexus
  • Boston Scientific
  • GE Healthcare

Learn more about biomedical engineering at Michigan Tech!