Biomedical Engineering at NIU
Bachelor of Science

Design, build and program technological innovations that help save lives.

Technology and medicine work together to improve people's health. Many medical conditions have become easier for people to manage, thanks to groundbreaking equipment and procedures. If you're passionate about helping people and fascinated by advances in technology, consider biomedical engineering. You'll learn how to apply engineering principles to the health care industry.

There is so much hands-on learning in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. I feel like I'm actually absorbing what I'm learning in lecture because I'm able to apply it in the engineering labs.

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What Can I Do With a Biomedical Engineering degree From NIU?

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 sought-after by hospitals, electronic companies, manufacturing firms and other organizations. With our annual job and internship fairs, you'll be able to make valuable connections before you graduate.

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Career Potential for NIU
Biomedical Engineering Majors

Average mid-career salary:


Job titles include:

  • Lab Tech
  • Application Developer
  • Biomed Tech
  • Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Engineering Project Manager

Top employers of NIU biomedical engineering alumni:

  • GE Healthcare
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Abbvie
  • Apple
  • Baxter International Inc

Source: SteppingBlocks, 2023

What to Expect as a Biomedical Engineering Major at NIU

Our program combines engineering principles with biology and chemistry. You'll get plenty of hands-on experience in our extensive laboratory facilities. By choosing one of the following tracks, you can adjust your studies to your interests and goals:

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

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How We’ll Help You Succeed

Apply for free and we’ll automatically consider you for a renewable merit scholarship.

Earn your bachelor’s degree fast with our affordable tuition and fees. Any credit hours you take over 12 are free (per semester).

Prepare to thrive after graduation with personalized support from Career Services.

With our truth-in-tuition policy, you’ll get the same fixed tuition rate for four continuous years, whether you live in Illinois or another state.

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