What will I learn?

The biomedical engineering curriculum integrates selected engineering sciences and design methods with life science coursework. The program prepares students for careers in a variety of health care related professions including work for medical device manufacturers and regulatory governmental agencies. The course content of the biomedical engineering curriculum complements the departmental strengths in mechanical engineering and includes a comprehensive coverage of engineering materials and biomechanics applications. Elective courses are available to allow students to specialize their curriculum to areas of particular current interest in the marketplace such as cellular and tissue engineering applications. The biomedical engineering program also allows students to take medical school admission requirements with an appropriate selection of technical electives.

The educational objectives of the biomedical engineering program are

  • either to be an entrepreneur or to be employed in industry, government, academia or a nongovernmental organization, and
  • to continue professional development by participating in structured professional activities and/or by obtaining professional registration or certification, post-graduate credits and/or graduate degrees.

Honors Concentration – Biomedical Engineering Major

  • In addition to satisfying the requirements for the biomedical engineering major, candidates for the honors concentration must also complete the following requirements.
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.4.
  • Four 100- or 200-level honors courses* (14 hours minimum, at least two courses must be from engineering fundamentals, physics, math, chemistry, or biology).
  • Complete two upper-division honors courses in biomedical engineering (BME 367, BME 477).

Which department am I in?

Tickle College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (129 hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,426.00 per year
Start date

21 August 2019, 8 January 2020

Venue

Tickle College of Engineering

124 Perkins Hall,

KNOXVILLE,

Tennessee,

37996, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to have TOEFL score of 523 on the paper-based test.

For international students

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.5
  • TOEFL (Paper-based) score of 523
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 70
  • Completing the ELS 112 intensive program

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