A biomedical engineering degree combines engineering with biology and medicine to create innovation medical and health care solutions.
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 reported
Biomedical Technician; Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET); Biomedical Engineer; Biomedical Electronics Technician; Biomedical Engineering Technician; Research Engineer; Professor; Biomedical Engineering Director; Biomedical Manager; Clinical Engineer
Program significant points
- 52/48 Male to Female Ratio
- 89.8% Outcomes Rate
Select program hiring partners
Abiomed, Aldon Corporation, Bausch & Lomb, Bristol Myers Squibb, Corning, Inc., DePuy Synthes, Hillrom, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Merck, Moderna, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Regeneron, Rheonix, RIT Biomedical Dept, Sanofi, University of Rochester, Welch Allyn, Zimmer Biomet
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||15.00%|
Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.
The biomedical engineering degree requires students to complete four blocks (roughly one year) of cooperative education. Beginning the summer after your second year of the program, you’ll alternate semesters on campus with full-time, paid work experience in an area of biomedical engineering that interests you. These full-time experiences enable you to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to real world situations. Students also benefit from the chance to network with professionals in the field.