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Biomedical Engineering Degree

What is Biomedical Engineering?

If you have an interest in healthcare but love knowing how things work, a degree in biomedical engineering from South Dakota Mines is the perfect fit for you. Biomedical engineers apply engineering principles to the fields of healthcare and biology to design life-saving medical products. We offer one of the only such programs in the region.

What does a Biomedical Engineer do?

As a biomedical engineer, you will be on the cutting edge of medicine and engineering with plenty of opportunities to design and develop new life-changing technologies.

The types of work you do will depend on your area of study. Some biomedical engineers design and create medical equipment and devices, such as artificial internal organs and prosthetics. You might design computer systems and software or machines for making medical diagnoses. Maybe you’ll maintain, repair, and provide technical support for such devices. Some biomedical engineers work in injury prevention, tissue engineering, or even drug delivery systems.

Courses for this Degree

• Biomedical Engineering Fluid Mechanics
• Biomedical Technologies
• Biomedical Physiology
• Properties of Biomaterials
• Biomedical Engineering Transport Phenomena
• Biomedical Engineering Thermodynamics
• Computational Biomedical Engineering
• Cell Biomechanics
• Biomedical Signal and Imaging
• Cell and Tissue Engineering

Course Curriculum

Catalog Links: Biomedical Engineering

Internships and Co-ops

On average, 73% of South Dakota Mines students have applicable work experience when they graduate thanks to internships and co-ops. For these co-ops and internships, students receive an average salary of $22.62/hour. Our biomedical engineering majors intern in such places as medical laboratories.


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