Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)

Why Study Biomedical Engineering at NIU?

Interested in both engineering and medicine? Biomedical engineering is the perfect major for you. Our program combines engineering principles with biological and medical sciences. You'll learn how to meet the technical demands of the growing health care industry.

You can choose from three emphases:

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical instrumentation, sensors and signal processing
  • Biomaterials

Our program will prepare you to:

  • Design medical instruments and equipment
  • Research and develop new procedures
  • Develop health care software and computer systems

You'll benefit from:

  • Access to cutting-edge labs
  • Guidance from accomplished teachers
  • Opportunities to join student organizations.

Careers with a Biomedical Engineering Degree

As a biomedical engineer, you can build a career in areas such as:

  • Research and development
  • Quality assurance
  • System and software design

You'll be in demand in a variety of settings:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Communication companies
  • Medical equipment companies
  • Electronic companies
  • Engineering firms
  • Hospitals
  • Research facilities
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Power plants
  • Satellite companies
  • Transportation companies
  • S. military
  • Utility companies

Attend our engineering job and internship fairs to turn your degree into a career.

Biomedical Engineering Faculty

You'll work with our award-winning faculty members. They hold Ph.D. degrees and have a variety of research interests, including:

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioengineering simulation and modeling
  • Microelectronics and nanotechnology
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Control systems
  • Biological and chemical sensors
  • Biomedical signal processing

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

You'll have access to our extensive laboratory facilities. They include:

  • Microelectronics design lab
  • Class-100 clean room
  • Application-oriented DSP lab with an anechoic chamber
  • RF engineering lab with a walk-in shielded enclosure
  • Biomedical lab
  • Biomedical simulation and modeling lab
  • Biomechanics lab
  • Dedicated engineering lab
  • Intelligent Networks and Systems lab

You'll also have opportunities to:

  • Participate in internships and research projects
  • Join more than 18 engineering student organizations
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