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Engineering Science (Biomedical) Degree

BE – Biomedical Option

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Biomedical engineering, or bioengineering, is designed to bridge the gap between the life sciences and physical sciences by applying engineering concepts, methods and techniques to biology and medicine. An understanding of fundamental physiological processes using engineering methodology requires a broad background in basic engineering, sciences and mathematics. Biomedical engineers may design instruments, devices and software; bring together knowledge from many technical sources to develop new procedures; or conduct research needed to solve clinical problems. In industry, they may create products that require an in-depth understanding of living systems and technology. They frequently work in research and development or in quality assurance.

Course Listings Engineering Science (Biomedical) Degree Requirements ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

Career Potential in Bioengineering:

The median annual wage for biomedical engineers was $85,620 in May 2016. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $51,050, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $134,620.

In May 2016, the median annual wages for biomedical engineers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences $94,800
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing 90,180
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 88,810
Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing 86,860
Hospitals; state, local, and private 73,960

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Biomedical Engineers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/biomedical-engineers.htm