Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical sciences to design and create equipment, devices, materials, computer systems, and software used in healthcare.
The Bioengineering Department has served the region for more than 40 years. With research strengths in bioinstrumentation, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomechanics, medical imaging, and nanomedicine/nanotechnology, our faculty are leaders in their fields. We enjoy an association with UT Southwestern, one of the top medical schools in the U.S., and our students can take courses and conduct research in labs at either campus.
Our graduates have moved on to faculty posts at universities such as Duke, UT Austin, the University of Michigan Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh; research posts at organizations such as the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Cleveland Clinics; and employment at companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Alcon, Medtronics and Zimmer Biomet.
The undergraduate program was added in 2012, and its first graduates were honored in 2016. The program is an important part of the department, bolstering the master’s and doctoral programs that have been offered for the history of the department.
The department recently won a National Institutes of Health T-32 grant that allows us to subsidize and train doctoral students in healthcare applications for nanotechnology, specifically to develop tools to battle cardiovascular and pulmonary ailments.
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016)
Projected growth through 2026: 7%