B.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

48 months
37946 USD/year
36476 USD/year
18898 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biomedical Engineering curriculum offered by Pennsylvania State University emphasizes the continuous integration of classical and modern engineering principles with the life sciences and health care. Biomedical Engineers apply these skills to innovation in the health care industry, basic biological sciences, and the underpinning of medical practice.


Biomedical engineering is the application of the life sciences, mathematics, and engineering principals to define and solve problems in biology, medicine, healthcare, and other related fields. Biomedical engineers work to design, create, and improve medical devices such as prosthetics, artificial organs and medical imaging devices. They also develop instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems to improve health care organizations. 

Consistent with the mission of Pennsylvania State University and the College of Engineering, the Penn State Bachelor of Science program in Biomedical Engineering aims to create world-class engineers who will, after graduation, contribute to social and economic development through the application of engineering to the solution of problems in medicine and biology.


  • medical device development
  • diagnostic and therapeutic tool design
  • physiological system modeling for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries
  • medical school
Many graduates of the biomedical engineering Bachelor of Science program also go on to pursue advanced degrees in medicine, engineering and related fields such as biostatistics, public health, and health administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Biomedical Research
  • Cell and Systems Biology
  • Regulation of Cellular & Systemic Energy Metabolism
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Biomedical Mechanics and Techniques Laboratory
  • Thermodynamics for Biomedical Engineering
  • Numerical Simulations in Biomedical Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early Action deadline for first-year domestic students (and recommended deadline for international students): November 1.


130 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Official secondary school records
  • Official test scores: SAT or ACT
  • English language proficiency, if your native language is not English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37946 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37946 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    36476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36476 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    18898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18898 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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