Biomedical Engineering at UWM
Our Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Degree Program prepares students for an exciting career in health care. With a 23 percent projected job growth rate across the country, opportunity awaits. The degree also provides a solid platform for admission to medical school.
Biomedical engineering is a cross-disciplinary program that applies principles and methods from engineering, science, and technology to understand, define, and solve problems of life.
Work with faculty engaged in leading-edge research in areas such as:
- Spine biomechanics
- Medical imaging
- Auditory prosthesis, machine learning, signal processing
- Biosensor, optical imaging
- Complex systems simulation
Biomedical engineers work with medical scientists, other medical researchers, and manufacturers to address a wide range of injuries and physical disabilities. Their ability to work in different activities with other professionals is enlarging the range of applications for biomedical products and services, particularly in healthcare.
- Clinical or Field Engineer
- Staff Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Quality Engineer
- Sales Engineer
Biomedical Engineering Advisory Council
- Brian Brown, Chair
Chief Innovation Officer
- Andrew (Drew) Gottheardt
Certified Hand Therapist
Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin
- Dr. Marc Horner, Vice Chair/Secretary
Lead Health Care Specialist
- Jessica (Jess) Hoff, PhD, MPH
Molecular Diagnostics Technical Specialist
Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories
- Brian Kost
General Manager, Imaging Subsystems Engineering
Did You Know?
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growing technology and its application to medical equipment and devices, along with an aging population, will increase demand for the work of biomedical engineers.