The field of Biomedical Engineering has been defined as follows:
The biomedical engineering profession is devoted to improving human health and well-being by using engineering principles and technologies. It develops fundamental theories, systems, and products to support medical industries, health care providers, governmental agencies, and academic entities. (Adapted from the vision and mission statements of the Biomedical Engineering Society, http://www.bmes.org/aws/BMES/pt/sp/mission.)
This report is one in a series of reports for the Lumina Foundation for Education initiative “Making Opportunity Affordable in Texas: A Student-Centered Approach.” Wording and concepts in this report were aligned, where appropriate, with wording and concepts of reports for other disciplines. Therefore, tuning reports were aligned not only with words and concepts of the disciplines’ particular professional organizations, such as the Biomedical Engineering Society or the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, but may have also been informed and aligned with ideas, concepts, and wording of other professional societies, such as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2025 Vision for Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge 2nd Edition (BOK2E).
Upon graduation with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, opportunities for employment will fall within the following fields (click on the image to open a larger view:)
In becoming a Biomedical Engineer, a student will focus studies in the following areas (in addition to core subject areas) at the college and university levels (click on the image to open a larger view:)
COURSEWORK FOR TRANSFER:
The following diagram illustrates a recommended two-year transfer plan leading to a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering (click on the image to open a larger view:)
To ensure that you are ready for courses as shown, please take note of the prerequisite flowchart shown below (click on the image to open a larger view:)
VOLUNTARY STATEWIDE TRANSFER COMPACT AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact for Biomedical Engineering; institutions participating in the Compact; and the entire Biomedical Engineering Tuning Packet, which outlines critical skill areas needed by students and graduates of Biomedical Engineering programs, can be viewed and downloaded here.
Institutions participating in the Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact means that these institutions have agreed to: a) teach courses at the lower-division level as listed in the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual, which is updated and published each year by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and 2) accept the courses listed for transfer into the Biomedical Engineering program at the university level as specified in the Compact.
For further or more specific information regarding transfer to a Biomedical Engineering program at a Texas university, it is recommended that you contact the engineering department at the institution of interest.