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Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics Track), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
Biomedical engineers conduct research and study the engineering aspects of biological systems to create new devices and procedures to improve health and quality of life. The core curriculum of the Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics Track) program of The University of Akron provides solid background in engineering principles.
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The Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics Track) program of The University of Akron focuses on mechanical engineering fundamentals, with specialization in:

  • cardiovascular mechanics
  • orthopedics
  • rehabilitation engineering
  • system simulators

Professional Preparation

Degree work prepares you to pursue the joint M.D./Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering between the College of Engineering and Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Our Faculty

  • are actively involved in UA's Institute for Biomedical Engineering Research
  • conduct research at area hospitals and related health care facilities

Hands-on Research

  • Experience biomedical engineering firsthand through our research facilities:
  • Nine major labs to use for classroom projects and individual research 
  • Undergraduate students work with faculty members on a wide range of research activities in biomechanics, instrumentation, signals and imaging

Real World Experience

Gain important practical professional experience through the optional cooperative education program in the engineering field of your choice. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school following your sophomore year. As an added benefit, you’ll earn a competitive salary.

Career Opportunities

A degree in biomedical engineering paves the way to many careers in research and development, including:

  • the manufacturing of medical instruments and supplies
  • health services
  • government agencies
  • consulting services

Career Outlook

Opportunities are growing for biomedical engineers as the demand for more sophisticated medical equipment and procedures continues to increase.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Analytic Geometry-Calculus
  • Tools for Biomedical Engineering
  • Elementary Classical Physics
  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Design
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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