Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering Option
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
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Example courses: Courses include Biology and a two quarter sequence of Physiology and Anatomy. Electrical Engineering core courses are Biomedical Instrumentation and Fundamental Electrophysiology and at least one of the following professional electives: Biomedical Sensors and Transducers I, Biomedical Sensors and Transducers II, Biomedical Signal Processing, and Biorobotics/Cybernetics.
What will you do? The aging of the population and the focus on health issues will drive the demand for better medical devices and equipment designed by biomedical engineers. An increased concern for cost-effectiveness will also boost demand in pharmaceutical manufacturing and related industries. Biomedical engineers with only a bachelor's degree may face competition for jobs. Unlike many other engineering specialties, a graduate degree is recommended or required for many entry-level jobs.
Possible titles: Biomedical Engineers
Career outlook: Up 27% at a much faster than average rate