Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering is at the intersection of engineering, biology, and a desire to help others through preserving and restoring health.

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

Michigan Tech has the top bachelor program in biomedical engineering, according to Best Accredited Colleges.

Our ABET accredited BS in Biomedical Engineering prepares students to create the future.

  • 2nd
    best health care job in 2016
  • 27%
    job growth predicted for 10 years
  • $86,950
    median salary

Tomorrow Needs a Focus on Living Systems

Biomedical engineers specialize in understanding living systems and predicting the body’s interactions with external materials or devices—minimizing the risk of adverse effects. These professionals draw upon numerous engineering disciplines to solve complex problems 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

Be Career-ready

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

Each year, more than 400 employers come to campus to recruit Huskies at our career fairs and our business grads go on to work at Fortune 500 companies, tech startups, small businesses, and everything in between.

Career Opportunities for Biomedical Engineering

  • Product developer
  • Product analysis engineer
  • R & D engineer
  • Clinical research specialist
  • Rehabilitation engineer
  • Design engineer

Engineering Enterprise Concentration

Pursue an Enterprise concentration as part of your degree by taking part in Michigan Tech's award-winning Enterprise Program. It's a great way to enhance your undergraduate degree with client-based teamwork. 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 any one of 20-plus Enterprise teams on campus to invent products, provide services, and pioneer solutions. Apply the skills learned in your major and gain some valuable new skills. 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.

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


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

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.

The BME Department

  • The curriculum offers excellent preparation for medical school, other health professional programs, and graduate school. Approximately 30 percent of our graduates enroll in a graduate degree program, half of which go on to earn an advanced medical, dental, or veterinary degree.
  • The University’s Early Assurance Program provides early admission to medical school for qualified students, especially those wishing to practice in underserved areas. Program partners include Michigan State University College of Human Health and Wayne State University School of Medicine.
  • Undergraduate research opportunities are plentiful. On average, six students work alongside each faculty member, researching biomaterials and tissue engineering; biomechanics; or instrumentation/physiological measurements.
  • Our students benefit from hands-on experiences ranging from Senior Design to internships/co-ops.
  • Enhance your degree with an emphasis in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, or biotechnology.
  • Faculty and staff focus on giving students the personal attention and support necessary not only for academic success, but also for an overall positive undergraduate experience. Small class sizes allow for more student-instructor interaction.
  • The curriculum aligns with the needs of pre-health professional students.
  • Students are encouraged to join the Biomedical Engineering Society, the Society of Medical Laboratory Scientists, the Society of Women Engineers, or one of many other organizations and opportunities for self-improvement.

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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 D80 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