Top Biomedical Engineering Colleges

As a biomedical engineering major, you’ll learn the advanced scientific, design, and technological knowledge needed to create the software, equipment, and other cutting edge technology utilized in the healthcare field. Various areas of concentration are available including: Bioelectrical, Biomechanics, Cellular/Tissue Engineering, Imaging, and Biopharmaceutical Engineering.

Earning a degree in biomedical engineering will prepare students for careers in a variety of settings including: universities, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, as well as for manufacturers of medical equipment.

What do you need to make it in an Biomedical Engineering program?

Future biomedical engineers need to be extremely strong students of advanced mathematics and advanced science. Additionally, a strong background in computers and technology is essential for success in this field of study.

Your Biomedical Engineering College Checklist:

  • How are your prospective colleges viewed by employers in the field?
  • What is the professional background of the faculty? Do they have direct connections to industry?
  • How many students are in each class?
  • Do they offer a combined Bachelor's/Master's program in biomedical engineering?
  • What internship opportunities are available to undergraduates?
  • Are there opportunities to assist faculty with research or are such opportunities reserved for graduate students?
  • Do they have the most up-to-date computers and technology that help prepare students for the cutting edge aspects of the field?
  • Do undergraduate students have access to premier laboratories or are they reserved for graduate/Ph.D. students?
  • What independent project(s) or independent research are required as part of the degree?
  • Since many biomedical engineers hold advanced degrees, how do graduate schools view the undergraduate institutions you are considering?

The Top Biomedical Engineering Colleges & Universities

Biomedical Engineering is a competitive field and finding the right college and program is often key to landing a good job. Schools that are held in particularly high regard by professionals, employers and students include: Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the University of California, San Diego. For a complete list of College Transitions Top Biomedical Engineering Colleges and Universities, click here.

*College lists are compiled on the basis of counselor interviews, guide books, exhaustive internet searches (of college and departmental websites), and data provided by The College Board and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).


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