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Florida Institute of Technology BS in Biomedical Engineering
Florida Institute of Technology

BS in Biomedical Engineering

Melbourne, USA

4 Years

English

Full time

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Aug 2024

USD 21,173 / per semester

On-Campus

Introduction

What is a Biomedical Engineering Degree?

The exciting field of biomedical engineering involves developing devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems by combining a knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices.

Whether you want a career in medicine, public health, or in the rapidly growing biotechnology industry, a biomedical engineering degree from Florida Tech gives you a strong background in biology and engineering with experience in biomedical instrumentation and biomechanics.

Gain Practical Experience

Our biomedical engineering program integrates biological sciences, engineering, and applied technical training—perfect preparation for medical school and professional careers. Collaborative efforts between Florida Tech faculty and the local medical community offer unique research learning experiences for students working toward a biomedical engineering degree. In addition, the biomedical engineering learning experience is enriched through design courses, where students work as teams to solve biomedical engineering problems and interact with local practicing physicians through internships.

Other opportunities students seeking a biomedical engineering degree find at Florida Tech include:

  • A senior design project in collaboration with a team of your peers that involves interaction with local physicians, medical institutes, and hospitals such as those for Veteran Affairs. Together, you’ll conceptualize, design, construct and present a machine, gadget, or structure that fulfills a real-world need. You’ll also present your project to industry leaders and employers, and may participate in international events.
  • Learning in labs dedicated to experimentation and research in lasers, instrumentation, medical imaging, microscopy, neural imaging, physiology, biomaterials, and biomechanics.

These activities give you practical experience, an expanded professional network, and perhaps even a pre-graduation job offer.

An Internationally Recognized Faculty

Our low student-to-faculty ratio encourages close collaboration and mentorship as well as individual creativity and leadership.

Florida Tech’s faculty is the main reason we’re one of the top biomedical engineering schools. Many faculty members are involved in research related to biomedical engineering and are experts in mechanical and aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science.

These same professors showcase their biomedical engineering expertise in a variety of areas, including optical tomography for cancer detection, blast-related injury research, speech production, artificial intelligence, and orthopedics, and medical trauma prevention.

Location, Location, Location

Florida Tech is the perfect place for a biomedical engineering degree. The 130-acre campus is located on the Space Coast (so named because of the presence of NASA and the Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral just north of us), minutes away from the Indian River Lagoon, the most diverse estuary in North America.

The area has the fifth-largest high-tech workforce in the country, with more than 5,000 high-tech corporations and government and military organizations located nearby. This workforce also provides a variety of internship and employment opportunities.

Florida Tech is just over the causeway from the Atlantic Ocean with its 72 miles of beautiful beaches and is a short trip to the Florida Keys or the Orlando theme parks. We also have a rich campus life that includes a wide range of intramural and collegiate sports, clubs, and social activities.

Build Lasting Professional Relationships through Campus Organizations

Beyond the classroom, biomedical engineering degree majors build career experience through participation in academic organizations like Tau Beta Pi (the engineering honor society), the Premed Club (campus chapter of the American Medical Student Association), athletics, and over 100 other campus-wide student organizations.

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a biology honor society that teaches students from all disciplines about biology and its importance and recognizes students for outstanding academic achievements. This active group holds events such as guest lectures, as well as social events such as BBQs, fishing outings, and more. Membership is the perfect way to network with other biological sciences students to learn about biology internships, research students, and hands-on activities.

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