Your Future in Biomedical Engineering

An increased emphasis on health care and scientific, engineering and technological advances have contributed to a rising demand for biomedical engineers. Biomedical engineers often:

  • Evaluate the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of biomedical equipment
  • Install, adjust, maintain, repair or provide technical support for biomedical equipment
  • Research and design systems and products
  • Train clinicians and other personnel on the proper use of equipment
  • Work with life scientists, chemists and medical scientists to research the applications of engineering to biological systems of humans and animals

The U.S. Department of Labor expects biomedical engineering to grow at an above-average rate and become the fastest-growing engineering field over the next decade. According to labor department data, biomedical engineering jobs will experience growth rates of more than 60 percent in the coming years.

What we offer

Our students prepare for engineering careers that solve societal problems, advance technology and improve the quality of life for people everywhere.

This interdisciplinary degree program gives you the flexibility to explore various facets of engineering, the life sciences and medicine. You can concentrate your studies on biomedical instrumentation, biomechanics, biocomputing, biomaterials or biotechnology (pre-medical track).

In addition to your concentration area, you’ll automatically obtain a minor in Math with an option to get a second minor in an engineering-related area. The second minor is determined through a careful selection of electives based on your chosen track. It can be completed within the minimum number of credit hours required to earn your degree and will allow you to become a well-rounded engineer. The department also offers the accelerated "Grad Track" program that enables you to take graduate-level courses during your senior year, thus opening up the possibility of earning your B.S. and M.S. degrees in a total of five years.

A capstone project, which is completed in a two-semester sequence just before graduation, tests the skills and knowledge you've gained while pursuing your degree.

You'll learn from faculty members who are world-renowned experts in the field. Students also will have the opportunity to collaborate on research projects with faculty members at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Our Living Learning Community brings together engineering students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.

What to expect

Located five miles north of the main campus and serviced by a free shuttle, Discovery Park houses the College of Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The 300-acre research facility combines state-of-the art labs and equipment, offices and classrooms to maximize the potential for creativity, collaboration and technology innovation.

Earning a degree in Biomedical Engineering requires completing a minimum of 120 credit hours. Among the credit hours are UNT's core courses and required biomedical engineering courses. In addition, you'll take courses in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Physics

The College of Engineering, in partnership with the Learning Center, also offers a peer tutoring program for personal assistance with coursework.