B.S. Biomedical Engineering

Scott Hazelwoods Class
Biomechanics Lab

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field in which the principles and tools of traditional engineering fields, such as mechanical, materials, electrical, and chemical engineering, are applied to biomedical problems. Engineering plays an increasingly important role in medicine in projects that range from basic research in physiology to advances in biotechnology and the improvement of health care delivery. By its very nature, biomedical engineering is broad and requires a foundation in the engineering sciences as well as in physiology and other biological sciences.

Our graduates have successfully transitioned into the Medical Device industry, through established Medical Device companies and start-up companies, various M.S./Ph.D. programs, M.D. programs, J.D. programs, Physical Therapy Programs and Engineering Consulting Firms. Additionally, our graduates have successfully founded or co-founded start-up companies.

The BS degree program in Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

For Cal Poly students who would like to continue on to our MS program, we provide a transition to the MS program through what is known as the Blended BS & MS program.