A Degree in Biomedical Engineering

What is a biomedical engineer?

A biomedical engineer uses traditional engineering expertise to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine, providing an overall enhancement of health. Students choose the biomedical engineering field to be of service to people, to experience the excitement of working with living systems, and to apply advanced technology to the complex problems of medical care. Biomedical engineers work with health care professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, therapists, and technicians) and may be called upon in a wide range of capacities such as designing instruments, devices, and software.  Biomedical engineers incorporate knowledge from many technical sources to develop new medical procedures and conduct research in an effort to solve clinical problems.

For more information about biomedical engineering, please visit the Biomedical Engineering Society home page at http://www.bmes.org.

For questions about undergraduate admissions or transfer credit, please email engineering@uiowa.edu.