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Be Part of the Health Care Revolution

Undergraduate Experience

Biomedical engineering focuses on the advances that improve human health and health care. 

Apply techniques of engineering to biology and medicine. Learn diagnosis, analysis, treatment, and recovery. Combine electrical engineering, computer science, and data acquisition in developing biosensors. At Michigan Tech, you will learn biomaterials and biomechanics. You can find out the relationship between smart polymers and stimuli.

Medical imaging covers the physical nature of the interactions between the waves and matter. Learn techniques to process imaging of biological tissues. Design and construct a bioreactor. Help a whale through safer tagging. Study biomimicry to incorporate biological designs into biomedicine.

Bachelor's Degree

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Biomedical Engineering, BS

With a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, you can focus on living systems. Build cyber physical systems for health care needs in a medical device industry. Gain skill sets to characterize medical lithium-ion secondary batteries. Design a fatigue and stress test. Select sensors to measure core temperature, blood pressure, blood oxygenation, arrhythmia, and dehydration. Measure the mechanical properties of a cell monolayer. Your training is wide-ranging and diverse.


Add to your degree at a flagship technological university with a biomedical engineering minor. A minor allows you to specialize in a discipline outside of or complementary to your major. We recommend that you begin your minor studies as early as possible in your academic career.

  • Biomaterials Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical Devices and Instrumentation
  • Tissue and Stem Cell Engineering

Career Opportunities

Solve challenges in tissue engineering, rehabilitation, and quality assurance. Conduct clinical trials at a medical research lab. Our graduates develop novel therapeutic techniques which target and destroy diseased tissues. They create tools to overcome atrophy-related bone and muscle loss. Biomedical engineers direct scientific programs in cancer research. They work in hospital environments and earn chief technology positions in electronics industries.

Connected, innovative.

Build real skills at Michigan Tech. Become an engineer.

Gain diverse experience.

Engage in design and research.

Leap forward in your program.

Connect with students and industry.

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about studying biomedical engineering at Michigan's flagship technological university.

Team of five students in the lab.
Team members (l–r) Zachary Vatter, Josie Stalmack, Jennifer Wilson, Frankie Taylor, and Cassie Bonifas work on a Senior Design project together.
“We are determining the anatomical characteristics, simulation, design, and test development of an Implantable Pulse Generator. Our project goal is to determine the lead pathway for the electrode anchored to the sternocleidomastoid artery from the carotid bifurcation to the implanted device in the chest.”
Senior Design Team, Anatomical Characteristics, Simulation, Design and Test Development for an Implantable Pulse Generator (IPG) and Lead

Earn an ABET Accredited Engineering Degree

With ABET accreditation, you can be sure that your Michigan Tech degree meets the quality standards that prepares you to enter a global workforce.

And, because it requires comprehensive, periodic evaluations, ABET accreditation demonstrates our continuing commitment to the quality of your program—both now and in the future.

Sought Worldwide

ABET's voluntary peer-review process is highly respected. Its criteria are developed by technical professionals and focuses on what you, as a student, experience and learn. It adds critical value to academic programs in technical disciplines—where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Bioengineering and Biomedical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

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Real Engineering. Meaningful Work.

We are committed to inspiring students, advancing knowledge, and innovating technological solutions to create a sustainable, just, and prosperous world. With an entering engineering class of about 1,000 students, 17 degrees to choose from, and 160 faculty in the College of Engineering alone, we provide a world-class education with the trusted reputation of Michigan Tech.

As a student at Michigan Tech you’ll work closely with faculty mentors, immerse yourself in experience-powered learning, and gain a thorough understanding of engineering practice. Collaborate and innovate in laboratories, coursework, Enterprise, and Senior Design—you'll work with industry partners on real engineering projects and develop strong skill sets for your future.

You could study abroad, with engineering opportunities ranging from a few weeks to one full year. Or focus on problems facing disadvantaged communities in countries around the world. Michigan Tech’s Global and Community Engagement program offers you a range of options.

More than 400 employers regularly recruit our students for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment. Engineering students average seven interviews, and 98 percent are employed within their field of study, enlist in the military, or enroll in a graduate school within six months of graduation. A degree in engineering from Michigan Tech can take you anywhere.

Tomorrow Needs You

Engineers do a lot of things, but there's one thing we do first and foremost: we help people. We use creative ideas and technologies to solve problems in health care, energy, transportation, hunger, space exploration, climate change, and more—much more. Become an engineer who is ready for what tomorrow needs.

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