Biomedical Engineering Program
Careers in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineering is the application of traditional engineering principles and design procedures to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine. Biomedical engineers may be called upon in a wide range of capacities, including designing instruments, devices and software; bringing together knowledge from many technical sources to develop new procedures; and conducting research needed to solve clinical problems.
A biomedical engineering degree typically requires a minimum of four years of university education. Following this, the biomedical engineer may assume an entry level engineering position in a medical device or pharmaceutical company, a clinical engineering position in a hospital or even a sales position for a biomaterials or biotechnology company. Many biomedical engineers will seek graduate-level training in biomedical engineering or a related engineering field, pursue a graduate degree in business or apply to medical or dental school. A fraction of biomedical engineers even choose to enter law school, planning to work with patent law and intellectual property related to biomedical inventions.