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Biomedical Engineering

Program Overview

Biomedical engineering at Rutgers offers exceptional opportunities for the intellectual development, personal growth, and success of students in an environment of diversity and vibrancy. As part of a nationally acclaimed research university, BME students have access to state-of-the-art labs and facilities, research opportunities, and co-op internships that compliment coursework and provide industry experience in preparation for a biomedical career.

The broad education allows students to choose from a wide variety of careers in large and small corporations and state and federal institutions, as well as prepare for medical, dental, law, business, or academic careers.

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Degrees Offered and Curricular Options

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers the following:

•    Bachelor of Science Degree
               Biomedical Computing, Imaging, and Instrumentation
               Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering  
               Tissue Engineering and Molecular Bioengineering  
•    Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Five-year Dual Degree
•    Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering Five-year Dual Degree
•    Bachelor of Science/Master of Business Administration Five-year Dual Degree
•    Bachelor of Science/Master of Business and Science Five-year Dual Degree
•    Master of Science Degree
•    Doctoral Degree



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Career Paths

  • Medical device industry
  • Healthcare, rehabilitation, and human performance
  • Medicine, and physical/occupational therapy
  • Tissue engineering, biomaterials design, and applications
  • Molecular medicine
  • Physiological systems
  • Medical imaging and processing
  • Medical or dental degree
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Meet Pearl Buccine

“My favorite internship experience was leading meetings with employees all around the globe – from India to Panama to Lebanon.”

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