Undergraduate Admissions

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering student working in a lab.

Restore health. Ease pain. Extend life.

Research and design instruments and devices that improve the human condition. Median starting salary: $86,950.

Rated as the No. 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.

Leaders in health-care technology hire Michigan Tech graduates—and sponsor research. Conceptualize dynamic heart models. Design, build, and test prototypes for health-care devices and implants on student teams that work with businesses.

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.

Create the Future with Careers In:

  • Research and Development Engineering
  • Quality Engineering
  • Sustaining Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • Kimberly Clark
  • Medtronic
  • Plexus
  • Boston Scientific
  • GE Healthcare
"I started off simply learning about biomaterials from older students in the lab, then gradually worked up to doing my own experiments and eventually presenting at conferences. It definitely didn’t happen overnight, but by choosing to make research a main priority each semester, I was able to accomplish more during undergrad than I had ever imagined. Consistently spending time in the lab over four years helped me form close relationships with my faculty mentors, which has been invaluable on my journey to medical school."Carly Joseph, 2018

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

Learn more about biomedical engineering at Michigan Tech!