Duke's Biomedical Engineering Department creates an interdisciplinary research and education environment that trains students to have an impact in industry and medicine. Our goal is to prepare graduates to be leaders in integrating engineering and biology for detecting and treating human disease. A unique aspect of our program is how we engage undergraduates in intensive research.
As a student, we will prepare you for professional employment in areas such as medical device industry, engineering consulting, biomechanics, and biotechnology; graduate work in biomedical engineering, or entrance into medical school. Our program is designed to be flexible to match your interests. Students with special interests can choose a dual major option or take an elective course sequence that provides specific knowledge in biomedical imaging and instrumentation, biomechanics, electrobiology, or biomolecular and tissue engineering.
Our students pursue many diverse careers. After graduation, about one-third of our students enter graduate schools in various engineering or basic science disciplines and one-third are accepted by medical or dental schools. (The rate of acceptance is significantly higher than the national average of all different undergraduate programs.) The rest go to law schools, business schools, industries, or consulting firms.