Biomedical Engineering Major


Robots for eye surgery, implantable defibrillators, artificial organs and tissues, prosthetics and bicycle helmets. Thanks to biomedical engineering majors, these and other devices and systems help us live better — and longer — lives. By applying engineering methods to solve medical and biological problems, biomedical engineering aims to improve our quality of life. Marquette has three biomedical engineering majors: biocomputing, bioelectronics and biomechanics.

Engineering problems solved.

With your senior-year capstone course, you and fellow classmates will be on a design team commissioned to solve real biomedical problems.

Take your degree further.

You can complete two degrees in five years through Marquette's unique combined bachelor's and master's degree program or join the 15 percent of our graduates who enter medical school after graduation.

Be an engineer before you graduate.

Seventy-five percent of our biomedical engineering majors co-op or intern while they're undergraduates — one of the highest percentages in the nation.

BME in D.C.

Learn about biomedical research and regulatory issues at the FDA through internships at Marquette's Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C.

Some of the classes you'll take:

  • Intelligent Biosystems
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Neural Engineering
  • Embedded Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Applied Finite Element Analysis
  • Medical Imaging Physics
  • Image Processing for the Biomedical Sciences
  • Cardiopulmonary Mechanics

For a complete listing of required courses for the programs in biomedical engineering, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.