Undergraduate Majors : Biomedical Engineering
This degree program focuses on complex medical problems and applies engineering principles to solve them. Students engage in coursework including basic sciences, calculus, biomechanics, biosignals, biomaterials, and biocomputing. Biomedical engineering employs the combined study engineering sciences, biomedical sciences, and clinical practice in an effort to improve human health and the way care is delivered. Students have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research, co-ops, and internships to strengthen their experience and augment their income. Examples of research areas include orthopedics, biomechanics, skeletal genetics, cardiovascular instrumentation, medical imaging, biomaterials, molecular engineering, biosensors, neuro-sciences, and tissue engineering.
For students admitted to University College or another IUPUI academic school other than Engineering & Technology, a student must meet the following requirements to certify into the School of Engineering and Technology:
- 2.0 Minimum grade point average
- Complete ENG-W 131
- Ready to take Math 16500
- Ready to take CHEM-C 105
- Complete 12 credit hours that count towards the engineering degree (including ENG-W 131)
What can you do with this major?
Many students continue their education to earn advanced degrees or attend medical school. Biomedical engineers work in medical device companies, research facilities, medical institutions, education, industry, and government and regulatory agencies.