What is a Biomedical Engineer? Biomedical Engineering is an evolving interdiscipline that has challenged the historical disciplinary barriers between the life sciences and engineering. While BME research activities frequently result in clinical therapies and medical treatments, the field remains intimately tied to the engineering disciplines.
Sometimes we like to characterize the BME major as the “liberal arts of science and technology” in an effort to convey the breadth of areas and subjects our students will experience as they move through the major. Graduates of the Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering program have followed career choices as diverse as regulatory agencies like the FDA, medicine, dentistry, public health, hospital administration, healthcare IT, healthcare consulting, medical field engineers, device design, patent law, technology start-ups, entrepreneurship, designing shoes for Nike, and public service through Teach for America. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that as a novel field with virtually no textbooks to date, biomedical engineering education poses special challenges.
Admission to the undergraduate program is through Georgia Tech and classes will be conducted on the Georgia Tech campus. Once admitted students have opportunities to conduct research across the city of Atlanta, including with researchers at Emory University, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and other research partners.