Biomedical engineering is a discipline that advances knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine. This cross-disciplinary work integrates engineering sciences with biomedical sciences and clinical practice.
Examples of biomedical engineering include devices such as implantable cardiac pacemakers, joint replacement implants, biomedical imaging, and innovative drug delivery systems. This major requires you to have a strong interest in science, mathematics, medicine, and the life sciences.
Skills and abilities this major develops: an understanding of complex medical issues; application of math, scientific, and engineering principles to analyze and to solve problems; the use of engineering tools; creativity; and effective communication.