College of Engineering

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

The University of Utah’s College of Engineering is a premier research and educational institution that is developing cutting-edge technologies for the future.

From biosensors, neural engineering, computer visualization, advanced graphics and one of the world’s top video game development programs to robotics and renewable energy, the College is continually pushing the limits of what can be developed and commercialized.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES


WOMEN IN ENGINEERING (WIE) PROGRAM

The University of Utah is home to a thriving community of women in engineering to ready help you meet your educational and professional goals. The Women in Engineering (WIE) program is dedicated to serving the community of women graduate and undergraduate engineering/computer science students in the College of Engineering. WIE focuses on retention, recruitment and overall climate-enhancement activities. The WIE community includes women of from all seven engineering departments at the University of Utah.

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UTAH STUDENT ROBOTICS CLUB

Originating from students seeking to compete in NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition, this award-winning club is now a multi-disciplinary organization that combines electrical, mechanical, computer, and mining disciplines, with a major focus on competing in the annual NASA competition each year.

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CLEAR PROGRAM

The CLEAR Program prepares engineering undergraduates for success in their careers through improving their oral and written communication, teamwork skills. and ethical understanding. The CLEAR program reaches more than 1,000 students across six departments in the College each year. Through continual exposure to writing, communication, teamwork and ethics, our graduates are better prepared to join the engineering workforce and contribute to society.

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ENGINEERING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

This exceptional program provides an opportunity for incoming freshman to become involved in research by providing participants 5-10 hours per week of instruction in an engineering research lab during the spring semester.

Participation in this program qualifies a student to apply for the prestigious Merrill Engineering Scholars Fellowship during their sophomore year in engineering.

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OUR MAJORS


Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes.

Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical and biological sciences, with the goal of designing and creating equipment, devices, computer systems, and software to be used in healthcare.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the Biomedical Engineering department is internationally recognized for its research, discovery, and invention in the area of biomedical engineering, with research strengths in biomaterials, biomedical devices, neural engineering, and cardiovascular engineering.

Student Experiences at the U

Students can pursue original research projects or student involvement through the following:

  • Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • College of Engineering Entrepreneurship programs
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • Society of Women Engineers

Career Opportunities

Biomedical engineers work in a number of fields:

  • Bioinstrumentation (using electronics to develop medical devices)
  • Biomaterials (using materials to develop medical devices)
  • Biomechanics (using mechanics to solve medical problems)
  • Rehabilitation engineering (creating devices to assist with mental and physical rehabilitation)
  • Systems physiology (how an organism’s internal systems function and respond to changes)

Scholarships

Department Scholarships

Degrees offered

Biomedical Engineering BS
Biomedical Engineering Minor

Department of Biomedical Engineering

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