Engineer your future — and the world's — with a biomedical engineering bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Rooted in science, math and engineering, the biomedical engineering program will encourage you to analyze, model and design biomedical engineering devices, systems, components and processes. Coursework will explore how medical devices interface with living organisms, how mechanical aspects of living organisms can be understood and augmented, how materials foreign to an organism elicit a response and how such materials can be modified to be more biocompatible. Projects throughout the program, including a senior capstone project, will build skills in teamwork, communication and creative problem-solving, helping you to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering challenges.
The ability to explore and make discoveries is a critical component of the major. A new, groundbreaking research agreement between UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System will provide you with unique research opportunities and workplace immersion experiences. Student internships and/or co-op experiences are also highly encouraged.
Exercising informed judgment and data-driven decisions, our grads go on to help address the increasing demand for biomedical solutions, particularly around those that serve the health care needs of an aging U.S. population.
Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds, including students seeking a biomedical engineering degree. Learn more about which resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.
To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on academics and your biomedical engineering degree.
Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.
Biomedical engineering program details
- Program length: four years
- Availability: campus
- This major does not require a minor.
- Women and Gender Minorities in STEM
- Pre-Professional Health Club
An in-demand degree. The need for biomedical engineers is growing. According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, the number of biomedical engineering jobs is expected to grow by 12.12% from 2016-2026. Nationally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects job growth of 7.2% during the same time frame.
Unparalleled learning opportunities. The curriculum within the biomedical engineering program allows for direct clinical research experiences working with UW-Eau Claire faculty and Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists. Community-based service as well as internships with governmental, nongovernmental and private organizations in our region also are readily available.
Real-world learning. We believe that in order to get the most out of your education, you need to have practical experiences outside of the classroom. Many UWEC students take their studies to the field through immersion programs, study abroad or the National Student Exchange — opportunities we proudly offer to all Blugolds.
Engaged faculty. All UWEC courses are taught by expert, caring faculty who make you and your success their top priority. Here, you won't just be a number. Professors will know you by name and do all they can to support you in earning your degree and finding a career path you love.
As a result of longer life expectancy and higher rates of healthcare spending that increase the demand for medical and assistive devices, biomedical engineering graduates are in high demand. Graduates leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop interventions that preserve and promote health and well-being. Students may find themselves working in manufacturing environments or at universities, hospitals, research facilities or medical institutions.
Biomedical engineering jobs
- Biomedical engineer
- Manufacturing engineer
- Quality engineer
- Biomedical scientist
- Medical device manufacturer
- Sales representative
Curriculum within the biomedical engineering major is rigorous, intentional and experiential. Coursework strongly encourages creative problem-solving. Applying principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, chemistry, calculus-based physics, mathematics and statistics, you'll interpret data and solve bio/biomedical engineering challenges.
Class topics for biomedical engineering majors may include:
- Computer science
- Computer-aided design
- Electric and electronic circuits
- Soft materials
- Medical devices
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