Biomedical engineering combines the innovative skills of engineering with medical
and biological sciences to improve healthcare – from diagnostics to treatment. Students
learn how to apply engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology
to progress healthcare around the world. Graduates work at medical device companies,
research labs, academic institutions, governmental agencies, and in various aspects
of the healthcare industry.
What will I study?
Biomechanics applies principles from classical mechanics to the study of living systems.
It includes, amongst other fields, the study of material properties, biofluid mechanics
in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, heat and mass transfer into biological
tissues, as well as statics and dynamics of human movement, and interactions of medical
implants with the human body.
Tissue Engineering combines biology with engineering to create living tissues outside of
the body for transplantation or use as models for disease diagnostics and studies,
or in vivo for tissue repair and replacement. It requires knowledge of a variety of
engineering and life science fields, such as biochemical and mechanical engineering,
biomaterials, and biomechanics, as well as biology, anatomy and physiology.
Drug Development & Delivery
Biomedical engineers combine biology and engineering concepts to model and predict
biomolecular interactions that will lead to the design of new therapeutic agents and
new platforms for delivery of these therapies. In our program, you will learn how
to apply engineering principles such as transport, thermodynamics, kinetics, and computational
modeling to biomolecular systems to prepare you for a career working in the design,
development, and manufacture of new drug technologies.
Biomonitoring and Biomeasurements
Biomedical engineers design, build, test and maintain devices and instruments for
use in health care. In our program, you will learn the engineering and science principles
of instruments, and methods used in laboratory analysis and clinical monitoring of
patients to prepare you for a career in the medical device industry, research or a
Biomaterial science deals with the rational design of synthetic and natural materials
for the repair or replacement of lost function in the human body due to disease and/or
You will learn about the properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, natural materials
and composites used for biomedical applications, as well as cell- and tissue-biomaterials
interactions and physiological host response to implanted biomaterials.