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Biomedical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Terre Haute, IN, United States
The Biomedical Engineering program of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology produces engineers with the medical and biological expertise needed to solve health care problems during careers in technical and health-related industries, as well as in government or industrial laboratories.
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Biomedical engineers use science, engineering, and mathematics to understand and solve medical problems. We focus on improving people’s quality of life. Biomedical engineers who specialize in biomechanics design and analyze biological systems or medical devices that have to do with forces, stresses, and strains. This includes studying the motions of bodies or joints, fluid flow, the deformation of tissues or materials, and the transport of molecules and chemicals through tissues and across membranes.

Biomedical engineers who specialize in bioinstrumentation use electronics and signal analysis to take measurements from and deliver stimuli to living cells and tissues. Examples include cochlear implants, pacemakers, and patient monitoring equipment. Biomedical engineers who specialize in biomaterials design and study materials to replace, repair, and interact with cells and tissues in the body. Examples include metal, ceramic, polymer, or tissue-engineered implants; these implants can be permanent or biodegradable. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected that jobs for biomedical engineers will increase by 23% between the years 2014 and 2024.

Program Educational Objectives

Objectives are defined as "expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation from the program."

Alumni of the Biomedical Engineering program of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will be applying the knowledge and/or habits of mind gained from their study of biology, physiology, mathematics, physical science, and engineering, in a fulfilling and productive manner.

  • Alumni will be working and communicating effectively with all of the people around them.
  • Alumni will be serving society, through their professional and/or personal activities.
  • Alumni will be solving open-ended problems, drawing from their experiences in using design principles subject to constraints.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    193 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Problem Solving in the Biological Sciences & Engineering
  • Design Thinking and Communication
  • DC Circuits
  • Systems Accounting and Modeling
  • Design Thinking and Realization
  • AC Circuits

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • The International Student Application
  • SAT-I or ACT results
  • A letter of recommendation
  • An official copy of the secondary school record
  • An affidavit of support indicating your ability to fund the cost of attendance at Rose-Hulman
  • An official copy of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) report or IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49479 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49479 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49479 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49479 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Terre Haute

  • 911 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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