The bridge between the worlds of engineering and health care through a fusion of science, medicine and technology.  

Biomedical engineering uses engineering design principles to solve problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving health care and advancing medical research.

Researchers in this field design innovative medical devices, create life-saving diagnostic tools and develop cutting-edge therapies to combat or cure diseases. You will be pushing the boundaries of what's possible in medicine, constantly innovating to improve patient care and quality of life by designing artificial organs and tissues, creating drug delivery devices, developing innovative imaging techniques utilizing MRI, CT scans and artificial intelligence, or even creating a diagnostic tool and treatment that has yet to exist.

Biomedical engineering is an ideal degree for people that have a passion for medicine but also enjoy applying the design principle and quantitative analysis that comprises engineering. The ultimate, common goal of biomedical engineering is to help people live longer while feeling better.

Where UT Austin Biomedical Engineering Graduates Work:
  • Biosense Webster
  • Epic
  • International Biomedical
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Smith + Nephew
  • Stryker

If you're fascinated by both science and technology and you have a passion for making a difference in people's lives, biomedical engineering is the perfect field for you. It's a challenging and rewarding path that offers endless opportunities for creativity and impact.

For more information on the research specialties conducted in the department, visit our research page.

Biomedical Buzzwords:

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