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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, a degree in biomedical engineering from WPI will provide you with the knowledge, support, and resources needed to explore these and other avenues in your future career.

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.

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Curriculum for Degree in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineers have to know about more than engineering, so in addition to biomedical engineering courses, your coursework will also span disciplines, giving you the chance to study subjects like 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, making WPI one of the best biomedical engineering colleges offering a practical combination of knowledge and real-world experience.

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

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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 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. 

More Value

Whether it’s real-world work experience through a co-op or internshipearning 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.

Explore Career Outlook for Biomedical Engineering

If you’re a driven student ready to jump into the world of biomedical engineering, but want to know more about a biomedical engineering salary, jobs, and companies that have hired WPI students, check out the career outlook page. There, you’ll find average starting salary data, sample job titles, company information, and more.

Earn a Bachelor’s in a Related Area

Whether you’re considering a double major or the idea of a biomedical engineering minor rather than a full major, you’ve got options. WPI’s degree in biology and biotechnology gives you the chance to not just learn how biological systems operate, but work to develop solutions to improve lives. Interested in immersing yourself in all things robots? Our bachelor’s degree in robotics engineering is the first-of-its-kind bachelor’s in the nation and uses an interactive, hands-on approach to give you experiences that will prove invaluable in your future career. If designing circuits for wearable medical sensors or exploring solar-powered devices better aligns with your interests, our bachelor’s in electrical and computer engineering could be the perfect fit. If you’re drawn to a little bit of everything, from manufacturing to biomechanical, energy, and mechanical design, our degree in mechanical engineering gives you the best of all worlds, starting from day one of classes.

Continue Your Biomedical Engineering Education

Already completed the biomedical engineering courses needed to earn your bachelor’s and looking for more? No problem, and no need to leave WPI—our master’s degree in biomedical engineering lets you tailor your studies to your own distinct passions and interests. If you’re looking to dive into a specific aspect of the biomedical engineering industry, our master of engineering in biomedical engineering gives you the chance to do exactly that. If you’ve already got a bachelor’s and master’s under your belt, consider becoming a candidate for a PhD; here at WPI, you’ll be able to take advantage of a program that’s innovative and adaptable to your specific interests while continuing to pursue your academic goals.