Biomedical Engineering (BME), or Bioengineering, is the application of traditional engineering expertise and practices to problems in biology and medicine.
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 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 curriculum Biomedical Engineering concentration consists of a broad interdisciplinary engineering core, supplemented with biology courses and completed with upper-level BME courses and research.
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Students pursuing a B.S in Engineering, Biomedical concentration participate in a variety of senior design projects, including:
Faculty Sponsor Dr. Kim is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Career Grant valued at $400,000 for biosensor research he's conducting with undergraduate & grad students, which will provide a low-cost way to test blood for diseases.
“This is good for global health. Third world countries don’t have the resources for testing. Even if they had the money, testing systems aren’t available. Doctors will be able to take this with them and provide clinics with a method of testing,” Kim says.
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. Biomedical engineering graduates are employed in universities, hospitals, medical research facilities and even government agencies. However, many LETU students also go on to study engineering at the graduate level or choose to enter medical school.
Learn more about the lab space and facilities available to Engineering, Biomedical Concentration students:
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