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Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D.

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Combine the innovative skills of engineering with biology and medicine to imagine, initiate and invent new medical processes and products.

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary program combining engineering skills with medical and biological sciences. As a doctoral student in biomedical engineering, you will develop expertise on the quantitative methods in biology and medicine to explore and create new medical processes and products.

Program Highlights

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    Interdisciplinary Research

    Engage in interdisciplinary research in our world-class laboratories powered by strong collaborations.

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    Educational Electives

    Choose from a range of technical and engineering electives, including Tissue Engineering or Modeling and AI.

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    Entrepreneurial Focused Opportunities

    Get a head start on your career or an M.B.A. in entrepreneurial engineering through special opportunities.

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    Campus Connections

    Join a program with strong connections to the medical school and other related science and engineering departments.

What You’ll Study

Gain a thorough foundation in mathematics, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, anatomy, physiology and different engineering disciplines. You will also have hands-on laboratory and design experience as well as research opportunities directed by world-leading experts in chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Experimental Design

    Planning and structuring scientific investigations to test hypotheses and gather empirical evidence

    Technical Writing

    Creating clear and concise documents, such as manuals or instructions, for technical or scientific topics

    Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making

  • Research

    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

    Presentation Skills

    Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Scientist
  • Research Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Clinical Engineer
  • Product Manager
  • Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Salesperson

Workplace Settings

  • Research and Development
  • Education
  • Hospitals
  • Government Agencies
  • Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Industry

Biomedical engineering is a unique discipline that has provided me with dedicated and ambitious peers and friends, and the professors have become mentors and role models.

Lauren Speck
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