Duquesne University's Department of 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.

Our Mission Statement

Duquesne University's Department of Engineering provides our students with a rigorous education in mathematics, science, engineering, and the liberal arts in line with the Spiritan ideals of service to others. Our students are actively involved with our research goals to improve human health, building upon their formal education to ultimately serve God by serving others.

Undergraduate and graduate students work alongside faculty on research to improve human health in the Department of Engineering at Duquesne's John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences. Modern labs with the latest equipment include the Opotek vibrant laser, high-speed SFDI system and more. This hands-on research experience in biomedical optics, imaging and microdevices, as well as computational biofluid dynamics prepares students for an array of career and advanced degree options.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You enjoy learning about life sciences and can appreciate the usefulness of mathematics.
  • You like to build things...things that make life better.
  • You want to enter a vibrant field with great possibilities regarding employment and creativity.
  • You envision a career track in the medical or manufacturing industries, research, graduate studies, medical or similar professional doctoral programs, or law school.

Careers in biomedical engineering (BME) are growing. Biomedical engineers can work in a variety of industries including manufacturing, research, healthcare, government and education. Dr. Viator's own students have used their BME degrees as a gateway for many career and educational opportunities including:

  • Funded MS and PhD programs
  • Medical and dental schools
  • Start-up companies - as owners or employees
  • Mid- and large-size companies
  • Law school (patent law)
  • Graduate business programs including MBA
The Biomedical Engineering major has limited enrollment. Each fall, approximately 30 freshmen will enter the program. Students work closely with classmates and faculty. The small class sizes emphasizes high quality classroom experience and mentored research.
Yes, the Biomedical Engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Yes. Students enrolled at Duquesne can take advantage of the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education's (PCHE) Cross-Registration program. During the Fall and Spring term, a student may be permitted to register for a course at one of the approved member institutions to enhance their program of study when the option is not available at Duquesne. Prior approval from the Department Chair is necessary before enrolling in a PCHE course. 
Details regarding the Cross-Registration Program.

Additionally, the Department Chair has the ability to grant permission for students to enroll in summer coursework at accredited institutions.

There are research opportunities within the Department of Engineering, within other academic units at Duquesne and through cooperative relationships with other universities. Students are also encouraged to participate in summer opportunities including the Duquesne University Undergraduate Research Symposium, internships and professional development programs. 

Our students have held internships at:
  • American Axle & Manufacturing
  • B. Braun Medical Inc.
  • Citizen's Science Lab
  • Daedalus, Inc.
  • Epiphany Solar Water Systems
  • GE Healthcare
  • GSK Pharmaceutical
  • Jacobs Institute
  • Magee Women's Research Institute
  • MedImmune
  • NASA Langley Research Center, Laser Remote Sensing Branch
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Soraa Inc.
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • STERIS Corporation
  • UPMC
Please see the undergraduate tuition page for current rates.  The biomedical engineering major tuition is the same as the rate for "Liberal Arts, Business, Education, HMS, Nursing, Natural and Environmental Sciences..."  You can also find forms and information regarding financial aid on their website.
Please refer to the Duquesne University AP Scoring Chart.
Most of our graduates follow one of two paths- they either continue their education by pursuing Master's, PhD programs, or a medical or health professions schools, or they seek full-time employment. So where have our graduates ended up?

Those who have chosen to continue their education have gone to:
  • Boston University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Duquesne University
  • John Hopkins University
  • LECOM School of Medicine
  • MIT and Harvard
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio University
  • Stanford University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Illinois
  • University of New England Medical School
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • UT Southwestern
  • and more!

Those who chose to go into the work force accepted positions at:
  • Antrex
  • Bluebird Bio
  • Carmell Therapeutics
  • Cook Medical Vandergrift
  • Daedalus
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Keyence Corporation
  • Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation
  • McKesson
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Numotion
  • Omnicell
  • Phillips
  • Prodigy Surgical
  • Rubius Therapeutics
  • Steadman Philippon Research Institute 
  • The Timken Company
  • Windstream
  • Zoll
  • and more!