Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is a discipline that combines knowledge in engineering, molecular and cellular biology, and medicine to improve human health and progress. In biomedical engineering, students and faculty work together extensively to build interdisciplinary knowledge and develop clinically translatable solutions for human health — from the design and development of artificial organs and devices for injury recovery to helping create advanced detection systems and refine medical imaging techniques and equipment. Students have gone on to take positions within academic institutions, the health care field and in industry.

Research and Education Programs

Department Chair: Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert

Main office: BME, Room 3.110

Phone: 512-471-3604

Affiliated Research Centers

Microelectronics Research Center (MRC)

The Microelectronics Research Center offers the opportunity to perform research in novel materials of interest to the IC industry, optoelectronics and nanophotonics, novel electronic devices and nanostructures, interconnects and packaging for academic as well as industrial users.

Undergraduate Degree Plans and Requirements

Fitting all of the required courses into four years can be challenging. Use a degree plan that's specific to your major to help map your courses and be successful.

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At a Glance

  • $62k The average starting salary for a biomedical engineer is $62,420.