B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Program overview

The Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering applies engineering principles to design challenges faced by the medical and life science communities. Biomedical engineers design medical devices and computer software for health care applications.

Biomedical engineering graduates are positioned well for advanced studies in the medical field.

Program accreditation

Emphasis areas

Sensors and devices
The area of sensors and devices focuses on the design of medical devices and systems found in clinics and hospitals, as well as the growing consumer market of wearable fitness devices.

Computation emphasis area addresses software programming and architectures to process, and act upon the growing volume of physiological data that originates from medical devices and systems utilized in our society.

The biomaterials area concentrates on the design and development of biocompatible materials, including materials used in the construction of medical devices, physical implants, and artificial tissue grown and manipulated in bioreactor environments.

The pre-medicine emphasis area is customized for students who wish to pursue a biomedical engineering undergraduate degree prior to medical school and must therefore prioritize the scheduling of certain courses that will maximize their performance on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Key academic areas

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Why biomedical engineering?

Hear why K-State students chose to study biomedical engineering.


Make an impact

Biomedical engineers use and apply an in-depth knowledge of biological principles in their engineering design process to improve health and enhance the quality of health care by —

  • designing new diagnostic tools and medical equipment.
  • developing new analysis tools for the medical industry.
  • integrating technology into health systems.
  • researching cutting-edge medical areas.
  • interacting with companies to improve current medical devices.
95% career placement
$68,953 average starting salary

Career opportunities

Biomedical engineering graduates pursue careers as —

  • biomedical engineers
  • biomedical data scientists
  • medical device engineers
  • clinical engineers
  • quality assurance engineers
  • research and development engineers
  • product architects
  • equipment engineers


Many companies in the region are highly interested in offering internships to biomedical engineering students at various stages of their academic program. Many of these opportunities are in Kansas and neighboring states.

K-State engineering graduates live in all 50 states and 89 countries.

Map of K-State engineering alumni
Career placement and salary data provided by the K-State Career Center. Career placement includes K-State College of Engineering graduates who are employed or enrolled in graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation.