Undergraduate Program Overview


The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers an ABET accredited B.S. in Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering (BMHE). Once admitted to the 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. Students can complete all degree requirements at their home institution. The Joint Program simply offers students the additional opportunities available to BMHE students on the partner campus.

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 entry level jobs available to students with a B.S. degree in the field of BME will continue to grow.

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. 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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