Degree Program

Primary Focus

Core coursework

Types of Employers

Biotechnology

The use of plants or animals and their cells and tissue to create or modify products for human consumption

biology, genetics, manufacturing, quality control, bioinformatics and molecular biology

Food processors, medicine and vaccine manufacturers, drug research institutions

Biomedical Engineering

(BME)

Investigation of complex medical problems and development of engineering methods to solve them

Engineering framework including biomaterials, biomechanics, and bioelectricity

 

2/3 of grads continue education (grad school or medical/dental school), staff engineer in a medical research laboratory, leading edge companies exploring nanotechnology

Biomedical Engineering Technology

(BMET)

Manage and support the manufacture and use of existing medical devices and technology in patient care

Medical device systems, electrical engineering technology, patient safety and regulations, organizational leadership and supervision, clinical communication

Hospitals, medical equipment manufacturers