As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering you shall be able to:
- Work professionally in applying engineering approaches to solve problems in medicine and/or biology.
- Design,analyze, and test experimental processes and products for observing and discovering important structural and behavioral properties of physiologic systems, biological materials, or biomaterials.
- Design, analyze, and test processes and products directed toward the prevention of injury, disease, to enhance healing and/or improve the quality of healthcare.
- Clearly and effectively communicate design ideas and test results.
- Evaluate and implement engineering-oriented research and development in the biomedical sciences.
Presently, a number of companies involved in the biomedical field recruit and have employed Trine students. These companies range from those that harvest raw, agricultural materials for use in biomaterials, to instrument companies that measure biological processes, to those that engage in medical device manufacture. A graduate of our biomedical engineering program would be highly qualified to work for such companies. A number of our students currently intern for these companies, have established co-op relationships, and have been hired by them.
According to Profiles of Engineering (1), for the years 2001-2010, biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing majors by discipline, currently ranks 8th among degrees awarded in 2010, and is the second most popular engineering discipline among women. Biomedical engineers have excellent job prospects and earning potential in coming years (2). Employment of biomedical engineers is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2018. The US News and World Report lists a biomedical engineer as one of the top 50 jobs for 2010 – 2018 (3). Employment is expected to grow by 72% during this period. The aging of the population and the focus on health issues will increase the demand for better medical devices and equipment by biomedical engineers. Along with demand is an increased concern for cost efficiency and effectiveness that will also boost demand for biomedical engineers. Specifically for Trine graduates: residence within a cluster area, practical experience within the field, internships and co-op experiences, and biomedical graduate school opportunities at Trine and within the State, are all factors that are expected to enhance job opportunities for our graduates.
- Profiles of Engineering & Engineering Technology Colleges, 2010 Edition, Pub 2011 by the American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, D.C.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010 – 11th Edition, Biomedical Engineers, on the internet at http://www.bis.gov/oco/ocos027.htm
- “Best Careers of 2011: Biomedical Engineer”, by Ben Baden, US News and World Report, December 6, 2010, http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2010/12/06/best-careers-biomedical-engineer