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Engineering - Biomedical, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, GA,
The Biomedical specialization is a mix of traditional engineering topics, with a special aim toward modern medical applications. Included among these are medical devices such as pace makers and heart valves, diagnostic instrumentation such as doppler/ultrasonic imaging systems, and transport devices such as kidney dialysis units.


The goals of the biomedical specialization are to: produce graduates who can effectively accomplish biomedical engineering design and analysis; produce graduates who can effectively communicate orally and in writing; produce graduates who can successfully compete with other engineers in their first engineering position; and to provide a curriculum that exceeds minimum recognized standards for engineering education

Owing to the technical complexities of and team-oriented approach to solving medical problems, biomedical engineering students study the basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering common among traditional engineering fields. Beyond this, they study the life sciences and how traditional engineering can be used to understand, analyze, and design physiological and medical systems. Specific components of the curriculum are outlined in the following section.

In recognition of the expectations of employers, all biomedical specialization students are required to select elective courses and curricular paths that allow them to explore engineering or medical sciences in more detail. Among these options at the bachelor’s level are the pre-medical or the science course requirements or a minor in at least one of the other engineering specializations. Qualified students are strongly encouraged to pursue post baccalaureate education whether in a medical or other professional school, or in graduate school, all of which are available at Mercer.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Prof. Comm
  • Program for Engr
  • Calculus 
  • Intro to Engr Design
  • General Chem 
  • Intro Biom Engr
  • Dynamics
  • Statics/Solid Mech
  • Intro Elec & Elec Power
  • Electric Circuit Ana.
  • Electr.  Circuits Lab
  • Intro to Diff Equat
  • Biology for BME’s

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • Application for Admission, either Mercer's application or the Common Application, with U.S. $50.00 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official secondary school and/or official university transcript(s), translated in English
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic or personal reference, translated in English
  • Course-by-course evaluation of transcripts, including grade point average (GPA), completed and forwarded to Mercer. We will accept evaluations from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny & Associates.
  • For students whose native language or language of instruction in secondary high school is English, an official SAT or ACT score is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36894 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36894 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    36894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36894 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Macon

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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