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.

Mae Sattam, B.S. '07

Mae Sattam

As a member of the inaugural biomedical engineering undergraduate class, Mae Sattam was part of a number of firsts for the department. Read more...





Lena Dixit, B.S. '07

Lena Dixit

Lena Dixit graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with her B.S. in biomedical engineering (BME) in 2007 and went on to pursue medical school. Read more...



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The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, graduates of the Biomedical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin will have attained: 

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of math, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Following graduation and during the first several post-graduate years, biomedical engineering baccalaureate degree holders from The University of Texas at Austin will possess skill sets to accomplish the following: 

  1. Conduct themselves with exemplary professional ethics and highest integrity.
  2. Demonstrate a quantitative, analytical, and systematic approach to problem solving in their professional practice.
  3. Demonstrate a continuous quest for professional excellence and success.
  4. Participate in continuing education to expand their knowledge of contemporary professional issues.
  5. Exhibit effective scientific, technical, communication, and resource management skills in their professional practices.


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