Biomedical Engineering Concentration
Cutting-edge advances in the health care industry and an aging population drive the need for biomedical engineers. Our Biomedical Engineering Concentration equips students with design and technical skills needed to advance medical devices.
Through our courses, you’ll understand biological systems such as balance and motor control through the lens of engineering, the challenges of the human body, and getting approval for medical devices. After completing your degree, you’ll be prepared for biomedical engineering jobs in the medical device industry.
Biomedical Engineering Courses
With this concentration, you’ll take general engineering classes and specialize your education through biomedical engineering courses. These specialized courses will help you to understand the mechanics behind human movement and the materials commonly used in the body, so that you can design devices to improve the lives of patients with medical conditions. Our Biomedical Engineering Concentration incorporates course projects and hands-on applications that challenge you to design solutions to real-world problems. Some of the courses you’ll take include:
- EGR 264 - Strength of Materials
- EGR 323 - Biomechanics of Human Movement
- EGR 324 - Structural Aspects of Biomaterials
- EGR 328 - Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Design
- EGR 368 - Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology
- EGR 410 - Control Systems
- MA 321 - Differential Equations
Why Become a Biomedical Engineer?
Biomedical engineering is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing fields. Throughout your career, you’ll have opportunities in a variety of biomedical engineering jobs to advance medical technology, improve quality of life for patients and enjoy a high starting salary.
Advance Medical Technology
Biomedical engineers have an exciting opportunity to use their interdisciplinary knowledge to incorporate new technology in solving medical problems. After completing our Biomedical Engineering Concentration, you’ll have the ability to pursue a variety of jobs in biomedical engineering, medical engineering and clinical engineering. In these careers, you could develop instrumentation and design and test new biomedical devices for surgical and clinical applications.
Improve Quality of Life for Patients
Society relies on biomedical engineers to solve modern healthcare issues. You’ll be responsible for finding long-term solutions to medical conditions, while ensuring that patients remain safe throughout their treatment. You may come up with more efficient surgical procedures, create advanced prosthetics and help members of your community to enjoy a better quality of life.
Enjoy a Biomedical Engineering Salary
Biomedical engineers enjoy high starting wages. Your starting salary will vary due to a variety of factors including your location, type of employer and your skillset. The average entry-level biomedical engineering salary, according to Glassdoor.com, is around $61,800.