Biomedical Engineering

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Why biomedical engineering at Mercer?

Earn your biomedical engineering degree at Mercer and prepare for careers that improve people’s lives. Biomedical engineers work at the intersection of science and medicine to advance the well-being of communities around the world. Blending traditional engineering methods with innovative new approaches to undergraduate biomedical engineering studies, Mercer will prepare you to:

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

How to earn your degree at Mercer

Choose from two specialization track options under Mercer’s undergraduate biomedical engineering degree plan:

  • Traditional path emphasizing mathematics and engineering
  • Pre-medical/science path emphasizing the sciences while meeting the prerequisites for biomedical engineering graduates entering medical school

Explore course descriptions and view program requirements for biomedical engineering studies.

Your Mercer biomedical engineering degree experience

At Mercer, your hands-on B.S.E. education will include real-world opportunities to put classroom theories into practice.

If you’re wondering, “is bioengineering a good major,” read more about what makes a Mercer degree unique.

Learn through service

Mercer’s biomedical engineering degree plan combines academic rigor and experiential learning with empathy and compassion. As a Mercer B.S.E. student, you will start to impact peoples’ lives before you even graduate through our service-learning programs.

Examples of bioengineering service opportunities through Mercer include:

  • Mercer On Mission: Mercer engineering students and faculty have fitted nearly 17,000 amputees in Vietnam and hundreds of amputees in Cambodia with prosthetics, helping to address this continued need as a result of war.
  • Adaptive Toys: Through community-based research programs, our students build and modify toy cars and create adaptive toys for children with disabilities.

Gain leadership experience

Mercer students have the values and vision to become leaders in their fields, and we give you the opportunity to exercise your leadership during your undergraduate biomedical engineering studies.

Examples of bioengineering leadership opportunities include:

  • Student organizations: From Mercer’s chapters of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and elite engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi to the Mercer Prosthetics and Orthotics Club, Mercer students gain leadership experience as they are recognized for their outstanding academic achievements, raise awareness and funds for the Mercer On Mission program in Vietnam, and more.
  • Research and collaboration: Why biomedical engineering at Mercer? Because you will have 24/7 access to cutting-edge tools like 3D printers in the Fabrication Lab, empowering you to innovate and collaborate on your research interests.
  • Support international communities: Through Engineering for Development (E4D), our students and faculty have worked with more than 35 countries and published significant work that directly impacts humanitarian needs worldwide.

Conduct research with faculty mentors

Biomedical engineering majors benefit from the expert guidance of faculty members who bring real-world experience into the classroom and research lab. At Mercer, you can partner with a faculty member and publish research during your undergraduate biomedical engineering studies.

Examples of faculty-led bioengineering research projects include:

  • Analyzing the efficacy of facemask materials in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Testing new ways to deliver drugs to their cell and tissue targets
  • Evaluating a universal prosthetic using 2D gait motion analysis

Meet our biomedical engineering studies professors.

What can I do with an undergraduate biomedical engineering degree?

Mercer biomedical engineering graduates can pursue a variety of career options—and the opportunities continue to expand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the next 10 years, bioengineer and biomedical engineer employment is expected to grow 10%, more than the average industry’s job growth.

Examples of bioengineering career pathways include:

  • The practice of medicine
  • The design and manufacturing of bioinstrumentation devices
  • Healthcare administration
  • Monitoring and simulating medically related systems

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
Mercer University student in engineering lab working with prosthetic

Find your purpose with Mercer

At Mercer, we’re committed to helping you improve others’ lives where engineering meets medicine. Apply today.

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