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- B.S. in Biomedical Engineering
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering
The health care industry is expanding. The technology used to develop medical devices and improve the quality of patient care is evolving. Our Biomedical Engineering program will prepare you to meet the demands of the health care industry. You'll learn how to combine engineering principles with biology and chemistry to develop innovative health care technologies.
There are two tracks you can follow:
- Track 1
- Track 2
When you graduate, you'll be ready for a career designing medical equipment or systems, or researching new procedures. Biomedical engineers are sought-after in many areas, including higher education, research facilities and the U.S. military.
Your major requirements will include a range of engineering classes. You'll also take courses in biology, chemistry, math and other areas. Additional requirements will vary depending on the track you choose.
See a suggested four-year plan of courses for each track:
- Biomechanics and Biomaterials degree path (PDF)
- Biomedical Instrumentation, Sensors and Signal Processing degree path (PDF)
Our award-winning electrical engineering faculty have a wide range of research interests, including:
- Microelectronics and nanotechnology
- Artificial intelligence
- Biological and chemical sensors
Your first-year experience at NIU will be full of ways to get involved on campus. You'll also take UEET 101, Introduction to Engineering. The class will introduce you to engineering principles and emphasizes hands-on learning.
You'll have many opportunities to apply your knowledge outside the classroom, including:
We'll give you the information and support you need to succeed on campus and after graduation.
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Technology
- Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
We can't wait to show you everything NIU has to offer. Take the next step today.