Bachelor of Science

Biomedical Engineering

Fusing biology, medicine, and engineering to address the medical needs of our world.
Biomedical Engineering Icon Biomedical engineers work at the intersection of medicine and engineering to fight disease, help physicians better serve patients and improve quality of life for those with illnesses or disabilities.
Biomedical Engineering Icon Students have many opportunities to participate in clinical experiences and undergraduate research in actual medical settings.
Biomedical Engineering Icon The program prepares students for immediate employment in the biomedical and healthcare industries, or for continued education in medical school.

Biomedical Engineering

A Fusion of Biology, Medicine and Engineering

The Department of Bioengineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering with two concentrations:

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Medical Imaging

Why Biomedical Engineering at UTA?

First-time freshmen may be eligible to enter our B.S.-to-D.O. program with the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the UNT Health Science Center. Our long-standing relationship with UT Southwestern gives students access to faculty research at one of the nation’s top medical schools. Through our clinical immersion program, students participate in summer clinical experiences at organizations such as UT Southwestern, Arlington EMS, Texas Health Resources and Arlington Memorial Hospital. Finally, with multiple fast-track options, our students can earn a Master’s degree in five years, making them even more attractive to future employers.

UTA Bioengineering professor Juhyun Lee and his students
UTA Bioengineering professor Juhyun Lee and his students

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Biomedical Engineers

What Do Biomedical Engineers Do?

Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to create human tissue and artificial organs, develop tools to fight cancer and other diseases, and build tools to gain better images of tumors and internal organs. Our faculty have expertise in bioinstrumentation, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomechanics, computational bioengineering, medical imaging and nanomedicine/nanotechnology


All degree options are designed to provide a strong foundation in science, mathematics, and engineering science; technical competence in multiple areas of bioengineering practice; and an understanding of the importance of ethics, safety, professionalism, and socioeconomic concerns in resolving technical problems through synthesis, planning, and design. Elements of design are introduced at the freshman level. This is followed by an analysis and design component in professional program courses, culminating in a comprehensive design experience.

The Department of Bioengineering has active student chapters associated with the Biomedical Engineering Student Society (BMESS). Students are encouraged to participate in the activities of the organization. Membership is by election and is limited to students in the upper third of the junior and senior classes who satisfy other requirements listed in the society's bylaws.


Earning a degree is more than just going to class!

More than half of our students complete a co-op or internship to gain practical work experience prior to graduation, and theyH're often hired by the companies they intern with. You can find your own opportunity, or the Engineering Co-op/Internship Office can help you.

Students may work alongside faculty on funded research, doing real lab work and gaining valuable skills. Qualified students may use federal work-study funds to participate in such research, and the College of Engineering sponsors more than 40 undergraduate research projects each year.

Finally, all students complete a capstone course prior to graduation, finding solutions to real-world problems, often with financial support from an industry partner.

What's Next

You may choose to pursue a graduate degree, and you might take a job in academia, teaching the next generation of students. Graduates of the department move on to research posts at organizations such as the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Cleveland Clinics. If you enter private industry, you'll join our alumni at top companies like:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Alcon
  • Medtronics
  • Merck
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • and many more!


The program in biomedical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (, under the General Criteria and the Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Program Criteria.

Requirements for Licensure or Certification

All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

Degrees & Certificates

  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering
  • B.S. to Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
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(Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021)

Low: $60,680

Median: $97,410

High: $154,750

Projected growth through 2031: 10%

Dual Credit

Get a head start on your UTA biomedical engineering degree in high school! If you have the prerequisites, our courses can be used to satisfy high school course requirements and can be applied toward your undergraduate degree.

UTA Dual Credit Academy

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