Biomedical Engineering

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Where Engineering Meets Medicine

Biomedical engineering combines the study of basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering with the life sciences to understand, analyze, and design physiological and medical systems. Some of the most well-known examples of biomedical engineering developments are the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer assisted tomography (CAT), ultrasonic imaging scanners, kidney dialysis units, pacemakers, heart valves, and vascular grafts.

At Mercer, our biomedical engineers are trained to:

  • Find solutions to diverse medical problems
  • Contribute to improved healthcare
  • Analyze human and prosthetic performance in clinical environments
  • Design new therapeutic and diagnostic instruments that permit treatment and visualization of internal organs
  • Develop new materials and devices to supplant or augment diseased or malfunctioning organs and systems

Making Advances

Our biomedical engineering graduates have secured careers in a variety of fields:

  • The practice of medicine
  • Design and manufacture of bioinstrumentation devices
  • Healthcare administration
  • Monitoring and simulating medically-related systems

Learn from the Best

Biomedical engineering majors benefit from the guidance of our experienced team of faculty members.


Having an engineering degree opens the doors to pursuing many careers since you get a strong foundation and critical thinking skills to solve real problems. I was fortunate I had the opportunity to do the 5-yr master's program and complement my Biomedical Engineering undergraduate degree with a strong Mechanical Engineering master's program.

Felipe Echeverri, B.S.E., M.S.E.' 03, Managing Director, Biorep Technologies

Biomedical Engineeering Alum Felipe Echeverri

Mercer's program provided a firm foundation and educational knowledge base in biomedical engineering. I was able to immediately enter the workforce following graduation and exceed expectations on the job. As a business leader, I recognize the caliber of Mercer's BME graduates and have had the pleasure of hiring them into my organizations at multiple companies.

Stacy Arnold, B.S.E. '05, Vice President of Clinical Operations, Axogen, Inc.

Biomedical Engineering Alum Stacy Arnold

Professional licensure

All of Mercer’s programs that lead to licensure are designed to meet the educational requirements of regulatory authorities in the State of Georgia. If you intend to seek licensure or certification outside of Georgia, please review Mercer’s professional licensure disclosure for more information.