B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Program Overview

Biomedical engineering applies engineering principles to design challenges faced by the medical and life science communities. K-State’s biomedical engineering program can anticipate graduates designing medical devices and computer software for health care applications.

An undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering positions a student well for advanced studies in medicine.

Areas of emphasis

Sensors and devices
The area of sensors and devices focuses on designing equipment and devices often found
in clinics and hospitals, as well as the growing consumer market of wearable fitness devices.

Computation involves programming and software architecture to more effectively process, evaluate and act upon the growing volume of physiological and biometric data that originates from medical devices in use throughout our society.

Academic areas graphic for biomedical engineering

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Make an impact

Biomedical engineers use and apply an in-depth knowledge of biological principles in their
engineering design process to improve health and enhance the quality of health care by —

  • designing new diagnostic tools and medical equipment.
  • developing new analysis tools for the medical industry.
  • integrating technology into health systems.
  • researching cutting-edge medical areas.
  • interacting with companies to improve current medical devices.
95% career placement
$61,628 average starting salary

Career opportunities

Biomedical engineering graduates pursue careers as —

  • biomedical engineers
  • biomedical data scientists
  • medical device engineers
  • clinical engineers
  • quality assurance engineers
  • research engineers
  • product development engineers
  • sales engineers
  • medical device test engineers


Many companies in the region are highly interested in offering internships to biomedical engineering students at various stages of their academic program. Many of these opportunities are in Kansas and neighboring states.

K-State engineering graduates live in all 50 states and 87 countries.

Map of K-State engineering alumni
Career placement provided by the K-State Career Center. Career placement includes K-State Carl R. Ice College of Engineering graduates who are employed or enrolled in graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation. Average starting salary provided by https://www.payscale.com.

The new Bachelor of Science degree program in biomedical engineering is not currently accredited but will seek ABET accreditation according to its process and guidelines for new engineering programs.