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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.

The Biomedical Engineering Department offers the most competitive engineering program at The University of Texas at Austin. Students who are admitted consistently graduate at the tops of their high school classes, with an average class rank of 3%.

Pamela Basto, B.S. '06

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From UT Austin to Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and Stanford University: one's biomedical engineer's journey to a doctorate and medical degree. Read more...

 

 

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Curriculum Overview

The Univesity of Texas at Austin biomedical engineering (BME) undergraduate curriculum requires 133 semester hours for degree completion and consists of:

  • 63 hours of engineering courses

    • 51 in BME, minimum
  • 43 hours of science courses (biology, calculus, chemistry, physics)

  • 27 hours of university core courses

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General Curriculum

The undergraduate curriculum synthesizes engineering and quantitative molecular and cellular biology, emphasizing hands-on design experience each year, into a single undergraduate engineering degree.


The curriculum incorporates principles of vertical integration, followed by specialization areas in Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation, Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering, Computational Biomedical Engineering, and Biomechanics, which lead to a team capstone design experience. As juniors and seniors, students elect a specialization track. Each track consists of 12 hours of technical coursework.

2014–2016 Catalog

2012–2014 Catalog

2010–2012   Catalog

A detailed description of the B.S. biomedical engineering degree and each technical area is published in the 2014–2016 catalog.

 

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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 ordersurewalk@gmail.com.