Biomedical engineering, a new and rapidly growing field, combines engineering with biology and medicine to create diagnostic and therapeutic tools, improve health care, and detect, repair, and treat diseases.

While career paths vary, biomedical engineers share one essential trait—a passion for shaping the future of human health and medicine.

Students in biomedical engineering learn skills in:

  • Biomaterials and tissue engineering
  • Implementation and ethics of new solutions to biomedical challenges
  • Computational tools to investigate models of cellular phenomena

Exciting electives to fine-tune your degree include:

  • Immunology
  • Gene Therapy
  • Biotransport
  • Orthopedic Biomechanics
  • Biorobotics
  • Bioinstrumentation

Graduates of the UMass Amherst biomedical engineering program are prepared for a variety of careers, including medical equipment design and manufacturing, scientific research and development services, and pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing.