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 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.


Biomedical Engineering Website

Plan of Study


Contact Information

Jeremy Hale
Phone: 765-494-2995


Biomedical engineers can work in medical device 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

Medical Sciences and Technologies

Science and Research