Duquesne University's major in biomedical engineering is select and focused on high quality curriculum and meaningful research experience. Graduates will be well-prepared for careers in healthcare, manufacturing, research and government as well as graduate studies, law school, medical or other professional doctoral programs.
The Biomedical Engineering Profession
Biomedical engineering (BME), like any branch of engineering, uses scientific and mathematical principles to solve relevant problems facing the world. BME is focused on improving human health. It is a large field and encompasses many distinct areas such as:
- biomedical optics
- orthopedic biomechanics
- biophysical interactions
- drug delivery and
- biosensor development.
Career opportunities for biomedical engineers are growing. On a national level, the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014 - 2024 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics) indicates the field is growing much faster than average. Biomedical engineers are also among the Fastest Growing Occupations in Pennsylvania 2008-2018.