Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering is at the intersection of engineering and biology. Help others through preserving and restoring health.

The discipline seeks to enhance the many facets of health care. Develop methods for repairing and replacing damaged or diseased organs. Measure the internal structures of the human body in health and in disease. Develop new diagnostic tools. Apply technology in other ways to make our lives healthier and safer.

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    out of 20 universities with the greatest salary impact
  • 2
    out of 38 best colleges in Michigan
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    for value and professors
  • 2x2
    double wage, double growth for STEM occupations

Tomorrow Needs a Focus on Living Systems

Biomedical engineers specialize in understanding living systems. Learn to predict the body’s interactions with external materials or devices. The goal is to reduce the risk of adverse effects. Draw upon many engineering disciplines to solve complex problems. Be on the front lines of biology, medicine, and research and development:

  • Designing prostheses or artificial organs
  • Engineering cells to regenerate diseased or injured tissue
  • Developing new materials, such as stents, for implantation in the body
  • Conducting clinical trials of new medical devices
  • Combating disease with research
  • Building customized devices for unique health care or research needs
  • Collaborating with researchers and other health care professionals on medical solutions
  • Designing ergonomic equipment and workplaces

Engineering Enterprise Concentration

You can pursue an Enterprise concentration by taking part in Michigan Tech's award-winning Enterprise program. It's a great way to enhance your undergraduate degree. Enterprise is when students work in teams on real projects, with real clients, in an environment that's more like a business than a classroom. Choose from among 25 Enterprise teams on campus to invent products, provide services, and pioneer solutions. Tackle real-world design projects for industry sponsors or take part in a national competition (or both). This concentration adds courses in business and entrepreneurship.

My Story: Carolynn Que, MTUengineer

Working in the lab helped me understand my coursework better because I could relate it to real-life applications. And I’m a published author. I am a co-author on a paper published in Materialia with others in the works.

Carolynn Que
Carolynn Que ‘18
biomedical engineering

Be Career-Ready

Earn a biomedical engineering degree from Michigan Tech. Get ready to contribute on the job from day one. Our students gain real-world experience. You can work in the medical device industry, a medical research lab, or a hospital.

Explore career opportunities for biomedical engineers.

  • Product developer
  • Product analysis engineer
  • Research and development engineer
  • Clinical research specialist
  • Rehabilitation engineer
  • Design engineer

$66,917 mean entry-level salary
Figures from, accessed May 2024.

Ready to take the next step?

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


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.

"The opportunity to work in a research lab as an undergrad has made a big impact on me."Kristin King, undergraduate biomedical engineering student

Be an MTUengineer

Join the LEAP leaders, wow the elementary students, and attend the AIPG National Conference.

Teach coding and circuitry. Research combustion and nanotechnology. Do a co-op with Kimberly-Clark. Show us how to slurry sand and complete miners training.

Tell us how important wetland mitigation is to you.

This is what we're all about.

Read our student stories.


A Professional Start

Biomedical engineering majors have great peers.

  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • MTU Society of Women Engineers
  • Society of Medical Lab Scientists
  • Pre-Health Professional Students
  • Engineers Without Borders

Compete in Enterprise. Be a biomedical engineering peer mentor.

Begin your networking journey here.

Join clubs and groups.

Beyond Engineering

Engineering majors cultivate their interests and talents at Michigan Tech. Join Superior Wind Symphony, follow military service, and be active in local politics.

Dive into Yucatan Culture.

Attend GeekU.P., become a lifeguard, and do a Canal Run. Be a musher. Set a Guinness World Record. Take part in Parade of Nations.

Let yourself shine.

Go beyond.

The BME Department

The curriculum offers excellent preparation for medical school.

The University’s Early Assurance Program provides early admission to medical school for qualified students.

Undergraduate research opportunities are plentiful.

Choose an emphasis in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, or biotechnology.

You will receive personal attention and support necessary for academic success.

Small class sizes allow for more student-instructor interaction.

MTU engineering

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.

Student Stories

"Everyone here is happy to help you and wants to see you succeed personally."Katherine Gingras, biomedical engineering student