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Earn Your B.S. in Engineering with a Concentration in Biomedical Engineering at RMU

Biomedical Engineering combines knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices to develop devices and procedures that solve complex medical and health-related problems. Biomedical engineers contribute to the design and improvement of medical devices including artificial hearts, prostheses, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and devices for automating insulin injections. RMU's offering prepares students to excel in this fast-growing and promising field.


Career Options for Biomedical Engineering

The average starting salary for biomedical engineers is approximately $66,000. Sample jobs and industries include:

Design Engineer, medical products industry
Product Engineer, biotechnology industry
Manufacturing Engineer, consumer products industry
Applications Engineer, healthcare facility
Plant Engineer, medical device industry
Sales Engineer, pharmaceutical industry 

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Below is a typical four-year course of study for biomedical engineering students, including major requirements and electives. Your own schedule will vary based on your own interests.

FRESHMAN/Fall SemesterFRESHMAN/Spring Semester
Intro to EngineeringEngineering Graphics
Calculus w/Analytic Geometry ICalculus w/Analytic Geometry II
Chemistry I with labGeneral Physics I with lab
ProgrammingArgument & Research
Intercultural Communication/Reading & Writing StrategiesFundamentals of Accounting
SOPHOMORE/Fall SemesterSOPHOMORE/Spring Semester
Statics & Strength of MaterialsBiomedical Engineering Principles
General Physics II with labCircuits & Electromagnetics
Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III or similarThermodynamics & Energetics
Anatomy and Physiology I with labDifferential Equations
 Anatomy and Physiology II with lab or Chemistry II with lab
JUNIOR/Fall SemesterJUNIOR/Spring Semester
Engineering MaterialsValue Design
DynamicsBiomedical Engineering Elective
Fluid Mechanics     Management Theory & Practice 
Survey of Economics                        Biomechanics
Professional Communication in WorkplaceContemporary American Social Problems or similar
SENIOR/Fall SemesterSENIOR/Spring Semester
Engineering PracticeIntegrated Engineering Design
Biomedical Engineering ElectiveBiomedical Devices and Systems
Public Speaking and Persuasion         Principles of Marketing
Humanities: Art and MusicGeneral Psychology
World Literature or similar                                 US History I or similar

Academic Internship Program
All engineering students are required to complete three credits of an academic internship between their sophomore and senior years to test their engineering skills in an appropriate industry setting. The internship is conducted under the joint supervision of advisors from the university and the industry partner.

The Learning Factory
RMU believes that students learn by doing and that they benefit from practice with the processes and equipment used in industry. The heart of RMU's engineering programs is The Learning Factory, where students gain hands-on experience with design, testing and manufacturing processes and equipment, in much the same way that medical students learn from clinical training in a hospital.

The industrial-grade facility allows students to take a product from concept to reality using cutting-edge technology. It includes equipment for automatic identification, CNC machining and turning, controls, injection molding, machine tool monitoring, machine vision, materials testing, metallography, metrology, packaging, powder metallurgy, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and robotics. Hardware is supported by a suite of software packages for design, analysis, manufacturing, simulation, offline programming, controls, monitoring, integration, software development, enterprise resource management, and other engineering activities.

The School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science unites faculty from diverse disciplines and provides opportunities for collaboration in teaching and research between faculty and students. We provide students with real-world experiences that give them the skills they need to compete in the job market. The results show: a 96% job placement rate for our graduates. We emphasize a global curriculum and have a diverse student and faculty body. We make sure our students are engaged citizens of the globe and experienced professionals in sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Scholarships are available based upon academic achievement. 

For freshmen, high school grade point average and ACT/SAT scores are used. For transfer students, the cumulative grade point average of all college courses is used. Scholarships range from $1000 per year up to full tuition. (To calculate your scholarship eligibility, click here.)

Higher education is an investment in your future. 

At Robert Morris University, we will work closely with you to show you how to finance your education through a combination of need-based financial aid, scholarships, and financing strategies to make your education attainable. RMU has one of the lowest tuition rates of all private institutions in the state, but we know that financing your education can be complicated, and your family might need help in understanding your options. 

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