Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

College of Engineering & Computer Science

Full Time
Undergraduate Major
On Campus

Program Description

Improve Healthcare through Innovation

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. 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.

Graduate with Superior Credentials

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.


The Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Learn more about our Department of Biomedical Engineering

Also Consider Biological Engineering

Wentworth also offers a major in biological engineering. If you want to learn more about the differences and similarities between these two majors, visit Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering: Two Approaches to Improving Life on Earth (pdf).

Program Objectives & Student Outcomes

Program Curriculum


    Fall Semester (total credits 19)

    • ENGR1000, Introduction to Engineering, 3cr.
    • BIOL1100, Cell and Molecular Biology, 4cr.
    • MATH1750, Engineering Calculus I, 4cr.
    • PHYS1250, Engineering Physics I, 4 cr.
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Spring Semester (total credits 17)

    • ENGR1500, Introduction to Engineering Design, 3cr.
    • CHEM1100, Engineering Chemistry, 4cr.
    • MATH1850, Engineering Calculus II, 4cr.
    • ENGR1600, Fundamentals of CAD and CAM 1cr.
    • ENGR1800, Programming with MATLAB, 1cr.
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Fall Semester (total credits 16)

    • BIOL1700, Anatomy and Physiology I 4cr.
    • COMP1000, Computer Science I 4cr.
    • ELEC2299, Electric Circuit Analysis and Design 4cr.
    • PHYS1750, Engineering Physics II 4cr.

    Spring Semester (total credits 19)

    • BMED2500, Biomedical Electronics and Instrumentation 4cr.
    • BIOL1750, Anatomy and Physiology II 4cr.
    • ELEC2699, Integrated Electronics 3cr.
    • MATH2025, Multivariable Calculus 4cr.
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Summer Semester

    • COOP3000, Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

    Fall Semester (total credits 16)

    • CHEM2000, Basics of Organic and Biochemistry 4cr.
    • MATH2750, Differential Equations and Systems Modeling 4cr.
    • ELECTIVE, Biomedical Engineering 4cr.
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Spring Semester

    • COOP3500, Co-op Work Term I

    Summer Semester (total credits 16)

    • MECH3599, Engineering Mechanics 4cr.
    • ELECTIVE, Biomedical Engineering 4cr.
    • ELECTIVE, Engineering 4cr.
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Fall Semester

    • COOP4500, Co-op Work Term II

    Spring Semester (total credits 17)

    • BMED5000, Biomedical Senior Design I 3cr.
    • BMED4300, Signals and Systems for Biomedical Engineering 3cr.
    • BMED4400, Biomechanics 4cr.
    • BMED4200, Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering 3cr.
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Summer Semester (total credits 16)

    • BMED5500, Biomedical Senior Design II 3cr.
    • BMED4600, Biostatistics 4cr.
    • BMED4500, Engineering in Biomedicine 1cr.
    • ELECTIVE, Biomedical Engineering 4cr.
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *
  • ENGL/HSS Note:  

    Day program students are required to complete at least:  

    • One course in Humanities  
    • One course in the Social Sciences  
    • The remaining courses may be from either Humanities or Social Sciences category 

    Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement. 

    For more information about the English, Humanities, and Social Science requirements please refer to the Graduation Requirements – Undergraduate section of this catalog.  

Program Tracking Sheet

Students must take three biomedical engineering electives, choosing from courses such as Medical Devices and Systems, Biomedical Optics and Imaging, Clinical Engineering Practice, Telemedicine and Health Informatics, Medical Informatics, Medical Robotics, and Design of Healthcare Facilities. You may also choose a suitable engineering elective course. Be sure to discuss the options with your faculty advisor prior to registering for your courses.

Earnings in 2016

$60,000 average per year