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What skills do biomedical engineers need?


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David’s Answer

Biomedical engineering and traditional engineering programs, such as mechanical and electrical, are typically good preparation for entering biomedical engineering jobs. Students who pursue traditional engineering programs at the bachelor’s level may benefit from taking biological science courses.

Students interested in becoming biomedical engineers should take high school science courses, such as chemistry, physics, and biology. They should also take math courses, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. Courses in drafting or mechanical drawing and in computer programming are also useful.

Bachelor’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and bioengineering focus on engineering and biological sciences. Programs include laboratory- and classroom-based courses, in subjects such as fluid and solid mechanics, computer programming, circuit design, and biomaterials. Other required courses may include biological sciences, such as physiology.

Accredited programs also include substantial training in engineering design. Many programs include co-ops or internships, often with hospitals and medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, to provide students with practical applications as part of their study. Biomedical engineering and bioengineering programs are accredited by ABET.

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Talmadge’s Answer

Biomedical Engineering is the combination of healthcare and engineering through application. I would say that interest in the healthcare field and engineering are a must. Other skills that are important include visual-spatial skills, strong math background, and strong science background but these are things that can generally be taught or worked on over time. If you are looking for undergraduate programs, I suggest making sure that they are ABET accredited, have opportunities for undergraduate research, and a connection with industry. Those three opportunities will provide you with a lot of flexibility within the major.

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Dan’s Answer

Strong background in engineering as well as physiology and anatomy.

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