At the crossroads of engineering, biology, and medicine lies an exciting science making historic breakthroughs that are extending lives, re-enabling the disabled, and vastly improving our quality of life. That science is biomedical engineering, and WPI is at the forefront of research that is leading to many of these breathtaking developments.

Ranging far beyond traditional engineering programs, biomedical engineering effectively integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences­—along with engineering principles—and applies them to the study of biology, medicine, behavior, and health.

Undergraduates go on to pursue rewarding careers in the healthcare industry or professional programs in biomedical research or medicine.

Graduate students in WPI’s Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department collaborate with scientists and engineers across disciplines, seeking breakthroughs in regenerative medicine, innovations in bioinstrumentation, and major steps forward in healthcare. Whether in the classroom or the lab, the focus remains squarely on solving real-world problems.

Average Starting Salary

WPI Graduates:

  • Bachelor’s: $60,691
  • Master’s: $63,625
  • PhD: N/A

Average National Starting Bachelor’s Degree Salary (reported by the NACE Salary Survey): $59,057

Download the WPI Post-Graduation Reports for more information on salaries.

Companies That Have Hired WPI Biomedical Engineers

  • Apple
  • Boston Scientific
  • ConforMIS
  • EMD Millipore
  • General Electric
  • NYU Medical Center
  • Seahorse Bioscience
  • Thoratec Corporation
  • UMass Medical School
  • US Army

Download the WPI Post-Graduation Reports for more companies that have hired WPI graduates.

Sample Job Titles

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • CAD Engineer
  • Clinical Research Assistant/Coordinator/Engineer
  • Design Assurance Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Process Development
  • Product Analysis/Development Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Research Assistant/Associate/Scientist
  • Validation Engineer

Visit O*Net Online or MyPlan for more information on job titles.

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Brown University
  • Drexel University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Syracuse University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Sample Professional Associations and Clubs

Visit What Can I Do With This Major? or Career Cornerstone for more associations and clubs.

Examples of MQPs

  • Biomimetic Skeletal Muscle Tissue Model
  • Design of Wound Dressing that Inhibits Microbial Infection
  • Designing a Headgear for Soccer
  • Developing a Biosensor to Monitor Glioblastoma
  • Ergonomic Scalpel Handle for Accurate Incision
  • Gait Analysis and Spinal Rotation
  • Perfusion Bioreactor for the Development of Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessels
  • Waterproof ECG Electrode Design

Visit WPI’s Electronic Projects Collection for more MQP titles.

Popular Industries for Biomedical Engineers

  • Colleges Universities and Professional Schools
  • Manufacturing (Medical Equipment, Pharmaceutical and Medicine, Navigational Measuring Electromedical and Control Instruments)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Government (Federal)

Visit Career Cornerstone or MyPlan for a list of more industries.

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