Undergraduate Program Overview


The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a B.S. in Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering (BMHE). As part of our joint department at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University, students in our program become enrolled at both institutions and graduate with a joint degree from both institutions.

Why choose Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical engineering (BME) provides a well-rounded science education to students interested in changing the world of medicine and technology. Biomedical engineers are responsible for such things as tissue engineering, drug delivery devices, prosthetic devices, and medical imaging technology development (such as MRI, CT, Ultrasound and X-ray). There are many opportunities for students after graduation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs in the field of BME will grow by 27% by 2022, which is much higher than the average job growth rate of all other fields.

Why choose our program?

In the BME department, students are given access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at both UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University. This unique relationship offers students a wealth of opportunities for research, group collaboration, coursework, and exposure to experts in medicine and engineering.

The nationally ranked UNC Hospitals and Medical School provide an excellent clinical environment for our students to gain experience in medicine. Because UNC-Chapel Hill is also a nationally ranked liberal arts school, students have the unique experience of being exposed to various educational disciplines, in addition to receiving a high-quality engineering education.

The NC State College of Engineering is one of the world’s finest engineering and computer science schools.  Students have access to all of the engineering facilities available in their 12 highly ranked departments.

The unique partnership that UNC-Chapel Hill has with NC State provides students with flexibility and access to significant resources at two great institutions, resulting in a high-quality education and a variety of opportunities upon graduation.


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