Project-based learning anchors the WPI education, and biomedical engineering majors jump right into complex and innovative research projects from the earliest introductory courses. Students say project work transforms the way they think, allowing them to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world problems. You may find yourself creating a low-cost phone-based malaria test or a device that offers reliable measurement to make animal ACL repair surgery consistent.
If the idea of creating a device that offers ergonomic and accurate hypodermic drug delivery or finding an effective way to collect more umbilical cord blood is exciting to you, the BS in Biomedical Engineering (BME) program at WPI will let you do just that.
From your very first courses, you’ll dive into research that interests you with the kind of hands-on work that combines different engineering principles with biology, medicine, and health. At WPI, you’ll work alongside entrepreneurial faculty and peers who are excited to jump into concept-to-prototype ambitious research projects that will transform people’s lives.
Biomedical engineers have to know about more than engineering, so WPI’s course work reaches across disciplines to include chemistry, mathematics, and computational sciences. Using state-of-the-art instruments and technology in our labs, you’ll work alongside faculty on complex hands-on projects that explore engineering applications in medical science.
Here, you can tailor your studies to match your interests, so you can dig deep into the subjects you find most compelling and work on cutting-edge research that could change the world.
With WPI’s accelerated five-year program, you can finish a BS/MS program in a shorter time.
Whether it’s real-world work experience through a co-op or internship, earning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four or five years through the BS/MS program, or integrating your coursework with your extracurricular interests through Major and a Mission, there are many ways you can make the most out of your time at WPI.