Have an aptitude for math and science and an interest in medicine?
Biomedical engineering (BME) improves human health by applying engineering principles and methods to medical problems. Biomedical engineers might find themselves developing:
- Sensors that identify cancer biomarkers in blood
- A device that mimics the blood-brain barrier for use in drug testing
- Neural probes to treat Parkinson’s with deep-brain stimulation
- Computer models that suggest how complex proteins are assembled
- Waveforms to image the body with MRI
- Ultrasound therapies to treat tumors non-invasively
- Injectible stem-cell cultures to regenerate damaged tissue
Biomedical engineers need a solid foundation in the biological sciences as well as a firm grasp of engineering principles and techniques. It’s important for students to have access to interconnected engineering, medical, and business resources.
BME graduates are a special brand of engineer
About a third of our undergraduates go on to medical school; the rest are evenly split between industry and other graduate programs. Michigan BME pairs a great, ABET accredited engineering education with experiences that also prepare our students to thrive in a medical setting.
- Laboratory research and instrumentation
- Design process
- Technical communication
- Legal and regulatory issues