Biomedical Engineering, B.Sc. | South Dakota School of Mines and Technology | Rapid City, United States
48 months
14860 USD/year
14860 USD/year
10440 USD/year
Tuition fee
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If you have an interest in healthcare but love knowing how things work, a degree in Biomedical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology might be the perfect fit for you.


Biomedical engineers apply engineering principles to the fields of healthcare and biology to design life-saving medical products and processes. South Dakota Mines offers one of the only such programs in the region.

What does a Biomedical Engineer do?

As a graduate of the Biomedical Engineering program from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, you will be on the cutting edge of medicine with plenty of opportunities to design and develop new technologies. The types of work you do will depend on your area of study. Some biomedical engineers design and create medical equipment and devices, such as artificial internal organs and prosthetics. You might design computer systems and software or machines for making medical diagnoses. Maybe you’ll maintain, repair, and provide technical support for such devices. Some biomedical engineers work in injury prevention, tissue engineering, or even drug delivery systems.


Biomedical engineers are in high demand, especially in a time when new technologies are evolving quickly, and the baby boomer population is in need of equipment that will allow them to live actively longer.

Forbes calls biomedical engineering the “high-paying, low-stress STEM job you probably haven’t considered.” CNN Money named it one of the best jobs in America.

There are lots of career avenues in the field of biomedicine, including:

  • Developing bioinstrumentation used in the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems
  • Biomaterials development, which can be either natural living tissue or artificial materials. For instance, this field might include tissue engineering, biomedical implant development, drug delivery, or nano-implants
  • Physician
  • Rehabilitation engineering, which uses engineering and computer science to develop devices that assist individuals recovering from or adapting to physical and cognitive impairments
  • Biomedical scientist or researcher
  • Develop hardware and software for medical devices as a medical technology developer


The bachelor of science program in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Composition
  • Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

No deadline for admission. However, all international applicants should submit their documents at least three months prior to the start of the semester.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application and the State of South Dakota application fee of $20.00. 
  • Academic credentials (translated into English). This includes high school transcripts and transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended.
  • English proficiency
  • SAT or ACT scores - Math sub-scores should be a minimum of 520 on the SAT or 20 on the ACT. If the SAT or ACT is not readily available in your country, alternatives will be considered.
  • Evaluation of academic credentials may be required- Check with the Ivanhoe International Center first before sending documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14860 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    14860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14860 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10440 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Rapid City

860 - 1300 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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