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Biomedical Engineering BS

A biomedical engineering degree combines engineering with biology and medicine to create innovation solutions that improve human health.

Program skills

Students solve engineering problems by drawing on core science and lab training, including chemistry, physics, cell and molecular biology, bio-compatibility, anatomy and physiology. They contribute to multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists focusing on engineering solutions for the human body. Students utilize math skills to formulate and solve biomedical problems and interpret results of clinical studies and translate them in terms of engineering design constraints. 

Program facilities equipment

Bioexperiment Preparation Lab, Materials & Cell Dynamics Lab, Cell Culture, 3D printing, micro fabrication, High Performance Computing and Visualization Lab, Biomedical Signal & Imaging Analysis Lab, Fabrication Lab, Integrated Neuroimaging (INI) Lab, Biomedical Modeling, Biomedical Instrumentation & Measurement Lab, Microscale Bioseparations Lab, The Biomimetic & Assistive Devices Lab, Microfluidics Fabrication Lab, Microscopy Lab, NanoBio Device Lab, Biological Microsystems Lab

Program job titles

Biomedical Engineer; Bioprocess Engineer; Bioprint Engineer; Regulatory Affairs Engineer; Computational Biologist; Production Engineer; Quality Engineer; Project Engineer; Systems Engineer

Program significant points

  • 52/48 Male to Female Ratio
  • 89.8% Outcomes Rate

Select program hiring partners

Abiomed, Bausch & Lomb, Bristol Myers Squibb, Corning, Inc., DePuy Synthes, Hillrom, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Merck, Moderna, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Regeneron, Rheonix, Sanofi, University of Rochester, Welch Allyn, Zimmer Biomet


Outcome Rates for Biomedical Engineering BS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 64.30%
Full-time Graduate Study 33.30%
Alternative Plans 2.40%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 64.30%
Full-time Graduate Study 33.30%
Alternative Plans 2.40%


The BS program in biomedical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Visit the college’s accreditation page for information on enrollment and graduation data, program educational objectives, and student outcomes.

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your engineering co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your engineering knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.

The biomedical engineering degree requires students to complete four blocks (roughly 48 weeks) of cooperative education.