The University of Texas at Austin

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is a discipline that combines knowledge in engineering, molecular and cellular biology, and medicine to improve human health and progress. In biomedical engineering, students and faculty work together extensively to build interdisciplinary knowledge and develop clinically translatable solutions for human health — from the design and development of artificial organs and devices for injury recovery to helping create advanced detection systems and refine medical imaging techniques and equipment. Students have gone on to take positions within academic institutions, the health care field and in industry.

Research and Education Programs

At a Glance

  • $62k The average starting salary for a biomedical engineer is $62,420.

Department Chair: Nicholas A. Peppas

Main office: BME, Room 3.110

Phone: 512-471-3604

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Meet Our Faculty

Kenneth Diller

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Dr. Diller works in Computational Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics with specific interests in Biomedical heat and mass transfer; Hyperthermia treatment of tumors; Therapeutic hypothermia for treating stroke, cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury; Devices for intermittent and continuous cooling of body core temperature; Prevention and treatment of burn injuries; Cryotherapy of injured tissues; Cryopreservation of cells and tissues.

Affiliated Research Centers

Dell Pediatric Research Institute (DPRI)

The Dell Pediatric Research Institute is a state-of-the-art medical research facility designed to advance the understanding of childhood diseases and disorders. Research areas include pediatric and hormone-related cancers, childhood nutrition, metabolism and obesity prevention, neurodevelopmental disorders and birth defects.


Undergraduate Degree Plans and Requirements

Fitting all of the required courses into four years can be challenging. Use a degree plan that's specific to your major to help map your courses and be successful.

Download all 2010-12 and 2012-14 degree plans online.