Biomedical Engineering

Your Future in Biomedical Engineering

Interested in developing prosthetics for injured veterans? Want to invent instruments that improve the quality of life and effectiveness of patient care? Want a career that capitalizes on your interests in medicine and engineering? Then you should pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Texas.

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

  • Research and design systems and products
  • Install, adjust, maintain, repair or provide technical support for biomedical equipment
  • Evaluate the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of biomedical equipment
  • 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 projects biomedical engineering jobs to grow at a much faster rate than the average for all occupations through 2022.

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 allows you the flexibility to explore various facets of engineering, the life sciences and medicine. You can concentrate your studies on biomedical instrumentation, biomechanics, bioinformatics, biomaterials or biotechnology.

In addition to your concentration area, you'll automatically pursue 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. It can be completed within the minimal number of credit hours required to earn your degree and will allow you to become a well-rounded engineer.

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 will also have the opportunity to collaborate on research projects with faculty members at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

A Living-Learning Community brings together engineering students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences. More information about the Engineering Community is available at the Living-Learning Communities website.

Located four 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 pulls together state-of-the art labs and equipment, offices and classrooms to maximize the potential for creativity, collaboration and technology innovation.

What to expect

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
  • Engineering technology
  • Math
  • Physics

The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.

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

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT. In your senior year, apply for admission at Apply Texas by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,800 students transfer to UNT.