Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering tools to solve problems in biology and medicine. It is an interdisciplinary engineering discipline practiced by professionals trained as engineers, who often work in teams including engineers, physicians, biologists, nurses and therapists. Biomedical engineers assert their expertise in designing new medical instruments and devices, applying engineering principles to understanding and repairing the human body, and for medical decision-making. Fields of study in biomedical engineering include bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, cell and tissue engineering, and health care systems.

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Master's and PhD, Biomedical Engineering

Graduate students in biomedical engineering often wish to practice engineering or engage in research in an engineering specialization in medicine and biology. Our biomedical engineering faculty and affiliated faculty come from the various colleges and professional schools throughout the university. They specialize in biomedical engineering areas as diverse as biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, biomedical imaging and biophotonics, micro and nano technology, systems biology, biomaterials, cellular engineering, tissue engineering, neuroengineering, and rehabilitation and human performance.

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Information on College of Engineering Admissions

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Student Organizations

Engineering students at UW-Madison can participate in more than 50 engineering-affiliated student organizations, most of which host outreach activities. A few student organizations are especially dedicated to community service.

Biomedical Engineering Society
Biomedical Graduate Student Association
Engineering EXPO
Engineering World Health
Engineers Without Borders
Society for Biomaterials
Society of Women Engineers