The Department of Biomedical Engineering began its undergraduate program within The University of Texas at Austin's prestigious top-ten ranked Cockrell School of Engineering in 2001. Offering students an in-depth study of present successes and the future of medical technology and engineering, our undergraduate program prepares students for demanding and highly rewarding careers.
After two years of core curriculum, students choose one of three technical areas of emphasis:
Students may also choose to pursue a minor from another college at The University of Texas at Austin while completing their B.S. in biomedical engineering.
Roughly 100 new biomedical undergraduates are accepted into the program each year, contributing to a close-knit and world-renowned university community in the exciting city of Austin, Texas. Austin is a great place to live and work—blessed with considerable natural beauty, an abundance of outdoor activities, and a thriving arts scene. Read more about living in Austin here.
According to CNN Money.com, biomedical engineering is one of today's fastest growing fields. Many students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin find jobs working for medical device and pharmaceutical companies, while others pursue further coursework. Roughly one-third of our graduates find work in the biomedical/biotechnology industry, one-third attend medical school, and one-third pursue graduate school.
Questions? Contact the Advising Office. For undergraduate questions email Chase Dawkins and for questions about the graduate program email Krystal Peralez. For questions about senior design, industry partners, and internships, email Margo Cousins.