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.
2ndbest health care job in 2016
27%job growth predicted for 10 years
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
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.