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.

Concentrations

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanical
  • Imaging

Research
Work with faculty engaged in leading-edge research in areas such as:

  • Spine biomechanics
  • Biophotonics
  • Medical imaging
  • Auditory prosthesis, machine learning, signal processing
  • Biosensor, optical imaging
  • Complex systems simulation

Career Paths
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
  • Researcher
  • Quality Engineer
  • Sales Engineer

Biomedical Engineering Advisory Council

  • Brian Brown, Chair
    Chief Innovation Officer
    NeoCoil, LLC
  • Andrew (Drew) Gottheardt
    Certified Hand Therapist
    Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Marc Horner, Vice Chair/Secretary
    Lead Health Care Specialist
    ANSYS Inc.
  • Jessica (Jess) Hoff, PhD, MPH
    Molecular Diagnostics Technical Specialist
    Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Brian Kost
    General Manager, Imaging Subsystems Engineering
    GE Healthcare

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.

 2016-17
Enrollment44
Degrees AwardedTBD
Starting Salary

Curriculum