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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineers work at the interface of technology and medicine on challenges that are critical to the advancement of health and scientific discovery.

At ASU, we offer a rigorous program in biomedical engineering with opportunities for students to be involved in research, entrepreneurship, healthcare delivery, biomedical device design and global health. Our faculty deliver specialized expertise in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation, biosensor design, tissue engineering, imaging, synthetic biology and biomaterial engineering. In addition to research, our faculty are devoted to providing students with innovative instruction in the classroom and the laboratory. We integrate students into the field from day one by emphasizing participation in research from the freshman year onwards. As a leading state university we have the resources and research networks to promote our students by providing access to collaborators in research, medicine and industry from around the world.

Biomedical engineering is expected to have the highest job growth of any occupation over the next decade. Biomedical engineers create solutions to a variety of problems in medicine and technology:

  • Developing ways to treat brain aneurysms.
  • Monitoring blood glucose levels without a skin puncture.
  • Enhancing recovery from neurological disorders.
  • Identifying an unhealthy kidney before disease onset.
  • Engineering sensors to measure and change brain neurochemistry.

Biomedical engineers work at the interface of technology and medicine on challenges that are critical to the advancement of health and scientific discovery.

Our undergraduates are nationally recognized for their creative projects and dedication to research. They do summer internships in some of the best labs and companies in the world. They win Marshall scholarships, are featured in Inc. Magazine for their entrepreneurial work and are working in developing regions to deliver safe drinking water. Our students gain the educational experience and practical skills they need to pursue careers in the biomedical industry, go on to medical school and enter doctoral programs. There are few other places where you can get started so early, with so many resources, in an exciting, interdisciplinary career that makes a difference.

The biomedical engineering, B.S.E. program at Arizona State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Student enrollment and graduation data are available at


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Accelerated 4+1 program badgeBiomedical Engineering can be pursued as an accelerated 4+1 degree. Accelerated 4+1 programs combine advanced undergraduate course work with graduate course work, enabling students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years. Interested? Learn more about accelerated 4+1 degrees.

Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Fulton Schools of Engineering

Application Deadlines


Priority – February 15
Final – July 1


Priority – October 15
Final – December 1

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Biomedical Engineering Degree

Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering

School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering

Location Tempe campus
Tempe, Arizona

Graduate DegreesAccelerated 4+1 program badge

Finish two degrees faster by combining advanced undergraduate and graduate coursework during your senior year as part of the accelerated 4+1 bachelor’s plus master’s program.

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. in Biological Design

Erica | Biomedical Engineering

Erica conducts undergraduate research in medical device development. She is currently working on a noninvasive glucose sensor for diabetics. This sensor will allow diabetics to test glucose levels by merely touching their eye, instead of pricking their finger. Erica also had the opportunity to participate in a 10-week research experience in Florida at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in a chemistry lab, investigating bioactive compounds from deep-sea marine organisms for potential use in the treatment of human diseases. Read more