Biomedical Engineering

College of Engineering

Biomedical engineers use their understanding of science, medicine, and engineering to create devices, procedures, and materials that monitor and improve human health. Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering (BME) curriculum incorporates engineering fundamentals, design, and analysis, as well as coursework in organic chemistry, biochemistry, biomaterials, bioelectricity, biomechanics, and biological heat and mass transfer. Students gain hands-on engineering experience through intensive lab coursework and by solving real-life biomedical problems.

Note: The First-Year Engineering Program is the entry point for all beginning engineering students. They must complete the First-Year Engineering requirements before entering the engineering school of their choice. The mission of this student-oriented service program is to advise, teach and retain outstanding students for Purdue's College of Engineering. This core curriculum includes courses in math, chemistry, physics, computer programming, and communication skills, as well as introductory engineering coursework taught in the new Ideas to Innovation (i2i) Learning Laboratory. The First-Year Engineering Program provides students with a firm foundation and initial understanding of engineering and career options to assist them in identifying which of Purdue's engineering disciplines is the right fit. Our professional academic advisors, faculty and student advisors are dedicated to assisting beginning engineers with the first-year experience.

Biomedical Engineering Website

Plan of Study

 

Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. Many majors require that applicants have completed specific coursework, and all have a suggested minimum GPA. The criteria for this major are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these criteria are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students.

Program Availability: Closed to transfers


 

Contact Information

Cindy Ferguson
fergusoc@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-2995

Careers

Biomedical engineers can work in medical device, consumer goods and pharmaceutical companies, universities, hospitals and government agencies; enroll in graduate school; or attend a professional school such as medical, dental, veterinary, business, or law. Specific responsibilities can include:


Related Career Interests

Engineering and Technologies

Healthcare Services

Science and Research