Biomedical Engineering

What is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering (BME), or Bioengineering, is the application of traditional engineering expertise and practices to problems in biology and medicine. 

Biomedical engineers work alongside other health care professionals in a wide range of capacities.  They might perform research to improve our understanding of how the human body works, design new devices or techniques to diagnose and treat diseases, perform motion analysis to improve the performance of professional athletes, or develop new materials that are used to make prosthetics or implants more durable.

The field of biomedical engineering is growing at a rapid pace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 27% growth in employment opportunities for biomedical engineers from 2012-2022, 16% higher than the national average for growth across all occupations.

Biomedical engineering graduates are employed in universities, hospitals, medical research facilities and even government agencies.  Many also go on to medical school.

Learn what steps high school students can take to prepare for studying biomedical engineering at LETU.

From the Alums

"At LeTourneau University I appreciated not only the academic excellence within the engineering program, but also the opportunities I was given to gain professional level research experience with the Biomedical Research Team.

"The experience and opportunities LeTourneau has to offer are not found anywhere else."

- Joe Gardinier, '03 Grad   

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Interesting Classes You'll Take

biomed1The concentration in Biomedical Engineering at LeTourneau University involves a curriculum of 130 semester hours and is one of six concentration choices within our Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. 

The curriculum consists of a broad interdisciplinary engineering core, supplemented with biology courses and completed with upper-level BME courses and research.

  • Biomechanics
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Biosignal Analysis

To learn more about course requirements, view the suggested course sequence, or learn more about Biomedical Engineering Courses.

What can you do with this concentration?

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Quality Engineer, Medical Devices
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Design Engineer

With a degree in engineering with a biomedical concentration from LeTourneau University, you'll be equipped to find a fulfilling career in a dynamic, challenging environment right out of school. However, many LETU students also go on to study engineering at the graduate level or choose to enter medical school.

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