Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Biomedical Engineering BS

Program Overview

Biomedical engineers are intimately involved in the development of devices and techniques to address issues to improve human health. The field is highly multidisciplinary, requiring expertise from a wide range of professionals, and in particular engineers from disciplines as diverse as chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. This is true whether in industrial, research, or clinical settings. A successful multidisciplinary team must have at least one member, a biomedical engineering, who possesses a comprehensive understanding of the highly variable and intricate nature of the biomedical system of interest, such as the heart or a prosthetic limb. Biomedical engineers must possess the quantitative and analytical engineering skills needed to precisely define the challenge that is being addressed and assess the effectiveness of any plausible solutions.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science


  • Approximately 276 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is mandatory for this program.
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 4 blocks, 48 weeks
  • Co-op availability: second-year summer to third-year fall; third-year summer; fourth-year summer and spring

Salary Information

Coop:      $18.54                                $8.05-$28.00
BS:           $61,000

Student Skills & Capabilities

Solve engineering problems by drawing on core science and lab training, including chemistry, physics, cell and molecular biology, bio-compatibility, anatomy and physiology. Contribute to multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists focusing on engineering solutions for the human body. Utilize math skills to formulate and solve biomedical problems. Interpret results of clinical studies and translate them in terms of engineering design constraints. Use a systems methodology.


Rochester Institute of Technology is fully accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA) of Colleges. The Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). 

Equipment & Facilities

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

Job Titles

Biomedical Technician, Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET), Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Electronics Technician, Biomedical Engineering Technician, Research Engineer, Professor, Biomedical Engineering Director, Biomedical Manager, Clinical Engineer

Significant Points

  • 52/48 Male to Female Ratio
  • 98% Outcomes Rate

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Abiomed, Baxter, Bausch & Lomb, Bayer Health Care, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GE Healthcare, Glaxosmithkline Consumer Healthcare, Johnson and Johnson, LSI Solutions, Medtronic, Merck, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Regeneron, Rheonix, Roswell Park, Stryker, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Welch Allyn, Zimmer Biomet

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Annette Stewart, the career services coordinator who works with the Biomedical Engineering program. Access information about services at

Annette K. Stewart, Career Services Coordinator,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5466; 585.475.2301
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603