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.

Available Concentrations

Project-based Learning

Project-based Learning

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 find that project work transforms the way they think, allowing them to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world problems.

WPI's Global Projects Program immerses students in communities as close as our home city of Worcester and at more than 40 other locations worldwide. Students work in teams with a faculty advisor and are accountable to a project sponsor on a specific problem that connects science or technology with social issues and human needs.

What do biomedical engineering students do for projects in their field of study?

  • Create a low-cost phone-based malaria test
  • Develop a device that offers reliable measurement to make animal ACL repair surgery consistent
  • Build remote monitoring of tissue flaps after surgery

Prominent institutions that partner with WPI - and you:

  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
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Student Profiles

Student Profiles

Alexandra Burr
Alexandra B.
Senior, BS in Biomedical Engineering

A senior SGA committee chair and biomedical engineering major learns the importance of time management and being open to new experiences in school and in life.

Allison Paquin
Allison P.
Junior, BS in Biomedical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering

A junior biomedical and mechanical engineering double major feels prepared for life in industry thanks to WPI’s collaborative learning environment.

Getting Involved

Getting Involved

WPI students work hard so campus life supports diverse out-of-classroom interests. Biomedical engineering majors may join the campus chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society or the Alpha Eta Mu Beta honor fraternity for biomedical engineering upperclassmen; they also might find a club to master their Frisbee-throwing skills or to fine-tune their acting chops.

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After Graduation

Biomedical Engineering Department

The Biomedical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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