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The demand for biomedical engineers is expected to increase by 15 percent a year through 2020, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

The commission projects 350 job openings a year in industry, while many PhD graduates are expected to remain in an academic setting to conduct research.









Biomedical engineering involves the application of engineering principles and methods to define and solve problems in medicine and biology. Students choose biomedical engineering to be of service to people, for the challenge of working with living systems, and to apply advanced technology to problems of health care delivery.
grad studentBiomedical engineering careers can be found in industrial, health care, academic, private laboratory and government settings. The typical biomedical engineer will work in a team environment that may include physical scientists, engineers, clinicians and life scientists.
The objective of the MS degree program in biomedical engineering is to produce graduates who are capable of undertaking challenging projects that require advanced knowledge of the design of mechanical, electrical and thermal systems, focused in life science applications.
The objective of the PhD program in biomedical engineering is to produce graduates who can identify future applications in the field, analyze current technology capability and synthesize new solutions that extend the state of the art in biomedical applications. Combined expertise in electrical, mechanical and materials engineering, coupled to life sciences platforms will allow graduates to create new tools, processes and implementations that provide solutions to more complex medical and health-related problems. PhD graduates will have the ability to evaluate difficult life sciences-related issues and create solutions of the future.