Biomedical Engineering

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My Michigan Tech: Katherine Gingras

Katherine talks about why she chose Michigan Tech and her major: she gets to make an impact on human, animal, and environmental health at a strong STEM school with an encouraging community.

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.

Be Ready for What Tomorrow Needs:

  • Work with world-class faculty in state-of-the-art laboratories on research, projects, and lab assignments.
  • Develop an infant heartbeat annunciator for use in the developing world.
  • Become a published author for developing a sensor array with high sensitivity for detection of various pathogens.
  • Learn 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
"Michigan Tech drew me in for a lot of reasons: The smaller campus, emphasis on lab work and technology, and the gorgeous Keweenaw Peninsula; but the people here sealed the deal. Everyone up here is absolutely fantastic, kind, helpful, and genuinely wants to see you succeed." Katie Gingras, Biomedical Engineering

Customize your Degree:

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!