Wentworth's biomedical engineering students learn firsthand how to use advanced technologies in their field, develop novel biomedical engineering design solutions, collaborate effectively with colleagues, and have a positive impact in the areas of biomedical engineering and human health.
You will build a solid foundation in the physical and life sciences, as well as a strong background in multidisciplinary engineering courses. Students spend approximately 40% of their time in the labs.
This will prepare you for advanced biomedical engineering core and elective courses. Our curriculum emphasizes medical devices and systems, provides excellent laboratory training and requires that you complete two semesters of cooperative experiential learning at hospitals, medical device companies and/or research centers.
Best Engineering College Ranking
Wentworth is ranked #6 nationally by Course Advisor.
Superior Credentials and Pre-Med Option
This program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the complex challenges of today’s broad (and growing) spectrum of biomedical and healthcare careers. You will be qualified for many professional opportunities, and you’ll have the credentials to succeed in a competitive advanced degree program, including pre-med programs.
Co-op Experience with Top Employers
Through Wentworth’s strong network of employers, including many alumni, Biomedical Engineering students obtain professional experience during their two required cooperative work semesters. Partners hiring our co-op students include Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Quanterix, The Broad Institute, Thermo Fisher Scientific and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs-VA Boston Healthcare System.
The Wentworth Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.
For program objectives, outcomes and enrollment and degree data, please visit the Biomedical Engineering Accreditation Information page.
The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering program is a four-year program, starting in the fall of the student’s first year and ending in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year. It focuses on designing, building, and supporting biomedical instrumentation, devices, and systems that provide solutions at the intersection of biology and medicine. The program leverages the proximity and strength of the nearby medical community to allow students to engage in valuable learning experiences and prepare them for rewarding careers in healthcare-related industries, hospitals, academic and government research laboratories, regulatory agencies, and service agencies. It will also prepare students who may want to pursue advanced studies in graduate education in Biomedical Engineering and professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, law, and business.
Visit the Course Catalog for information about program requirements. For an overview of the year-by-year experience in the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering program, see "What You'll Learn" below.
What You'll Learn
You’ll establish a foundation for your Biomedical Engineering program by taking introductory courses in biology, physics, and calculus, along with Introduction to Engineering, which will instill core engineering concepts that you’ll use throughout the program. In the spring, you’ll dive into engineering courses that utilize essential tools.
Second-year biomedical engineering students expand their knowledge with courses like Anatomy & Physiology and establish a firm understanding of electrical engineering, math, and computer science concepts.
An optional pre co-op work term is available to students during the summer semester.
In the fall and summer semesters of your third year, you’ll be able to supplement your core program courses with electives in your desired area of study.
In the spring, you’ll begin the first of two required co-ops.
In the fall, you’ll go on your second required co-op to gain more hands-on industry experience.
The remainder of your program includes courses in Biomechanics and Engineering in Biomedicine, as well as your senior capstone project, which you’ll work on over your final two semesters.