Undergraduate Program

Exceptional Career Prospects

Biomedical engineering integrates science with engineering problem-solving tools to develop solutions in medicine. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts biomedical engineers will have a significant growth in job opportunities through 2026.

Cutting-edge Curriculum

We offer a foundational undergraduate curriculum covering engineering and science fundamentals, biomaterials, physiology, instrumentation, biomechanics, engineering design, and more. The program also provides students the opportunity to take electives in one of four research concentrations:

  • Medical Imaging and Instrumentation
  • Regenerative Medicine, Drug Delivery, and Nanotechnology
  • Computational Methods
  • Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics

Welcoming Community

While UT Austin is a large place, BME is a close-knit community sharing a home base in the BME building. There are 23 full-time faculty, 550 total undergraduates and 90 graduate students. All BME classes are taught by BME faculty and all teaching assistants complete a TA certification. Free tutoring with Engineering and BME tutors is available every evening.

Innovative Research on Campus

Biomedical engineering is a new field contributing exciting research developments in medicine. Over 80% of our students participate in research as undergraduates. Many students participate in research opportunities within the Cockrell School of Engineering, Dell Medical School, and Natural Sciences.

Global Experiences

We also strongly value global perspectives, so we offer a number of short-term summer study abroad classes that are taught by UT Austin faculty and count toward degree requirements. Recent study abroad programs have taken place in England, Portugal and Italy, among other countries. Nearly a third of our students study abroad at least once before they graduate.

Why BME?

Trying to decide if biomedical engineering is right for you? The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has provided a biomedical engineering careers pathway tool designed specifically for exploring your career options!