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.

www.bme.utexas.edu

Department Chair: Nicholas A. Peppas

Main office: BME, Room 3.110

Phone: 512-471-3604

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Meet Our Faculty

Pengyu Ren

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Dr. Ren works in Computational Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics with specific interests in Molecular modeling of biological systems; Computational drug discovery.

Affiliated Research Centers

Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)

The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) is an organized research unit created to foster the development of interdisciplinary programs in computational sciences and engineering, mathematical modeling, applied mathematics, software engineering and computational visualization.

 

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.