Cockrell School of Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

Admission Info

Interested in applying? Attend a Cockrell School Information Session followed by a BME sub-session. Questions can be directed to the Office of Admissions, which makes all undergraduate admissions decisions. Applicants can communicate with counselors about application status, decision, campus visit event registration, academics, financial aid, and housing.

Contact Us

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Questions? Contact the Advising Office in BME 3.308 or 512.471.4254. 

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Undergraduate Program


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.

In our state-of-the-art facility, students have access to the very latest in laboratory equipment, research facilities, and technology. We offer students opportunities to participate in cutting edge research, industry internships, and co-op experiences while pursuing their undergraduate degree. We are proud to provide unique biomedical engineering study abroad opportunities to prepare our students for today's global focus on engineering and medicine. 


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After two years of core curriculum, students choose one of four technical research areas of emphasis :

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation
  • Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Computational Biomedical Engineering

Students may also pursue a minor from another college at The University of Texas at Austin while completing their B.S. in biomedical engineering.

Roughly 130 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.

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Upon Graduation

According to CNN, 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.


Need a safe walk home from campus?

SURE Walk is a student-run volunteer group that provides walks to and from campus to UT students, faculty and staff, with the help of student volunteers. SURE Walk is in service Monday-Thursday, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters.

To use SURE Walk, call 512-232-9255 or email