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Biomedical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Ruston, LA, United States
Biomedical engineering is the discipline of engineering that applies fundamentals from engineering, the basic sciences, the medical sciences, and mathematics to solve problems in medicine and biology and to understand, modify, or control biological systems. 
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Overview

Graduates seek employment opportunities in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries or in government agencies. Some graduates seek entry into a professional school (e.g. medical school, law school, veterinary school), or continue their education in graduate school. 

Biomedical engineers work in many rewarding areas: examples include the design and construction of artificial internal organs, the design and application of the electronics and instrumentation associated with hospital operating rooms, intensive care units, imaging laboratories, and automated clinical laboratories; the development of biomedical computer systems; the functional rehabilitation of disabled persons through the appropriate application and development of technology; the practice of clinical engineering; aerospace medicine, and life science; and basic research. 

The need for biomedical engineering professionals trained in the basic principles and applications of engineering, mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry and the medical sciences is expected to grow as new discoveries arising from modern biotechnology produce new products aimed at improving human health and welfare. A special feature of the Biomedical Engineering Program is that upon or before graduation, students may complete the basic requirements necessary for admission to medical school. 

The program provides a strong quantitative background for one who wishes to pursue a future medical career. Another feature of the program is that upon completion of the Biomedical Engineering degree program in any of the specialties, the student will be adequately prepared to continue his or her education at the graduate level by pursuing a Master of Science and/or Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Engineering. Continued professional education in business, law, and the basic medical sciences is also possible. Internships are also available to undergraduates to help in making these important career decisions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the Online Application Form 
  • Non-refundable application fee $30.00 (payable by check, money order, or credit card)
  • Proof of available yearly funds to cover each year of study in the form of a statement of account, government scholarship letter or athletic scholarship letter
  • Official academic records and transcripts (High School GPA of 2.5). Certified translations of supporting documents in English must accompany all documents

Tuition Fee

  • International

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ruston

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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