Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Studies

Department of Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Studies: Where Hands-On Experience Prepares You for Real-World Success

Our programs and research opportunities bridge science and engineering with a multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Biomedical engineers apply engineering design and analysis techniques to problems at the interface between physical and biological systems, developing devices, software systems and technological solutions that directly impact human health and quality of life.

Throughout your education you will develop solutions to pressing problems where biology meets engineering, like developing a prosthetic limb capable of adjusting to a patient’s level of fatigue or ensuring the safety and efficacy of new biomedical devices.

Our small classes also mean more opportunities for you and your classmates to explore interesting questions and to consult one-on-one with your professors.

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Stevens Success Story: Hannah Percely ’21

After an extended internship with the company, scholar-athlete Hannah Percely ’21 accepted a full-time position in Colgate-Palmolive's competitive rotational program.

Real-World Experience and Hands-On Projects

Our department offers a variety of clubs, organizations and extracurricular activities that will help you develop both personally and professionally. Learn more about these opportunities and how Stevens has helped prepare some of our brightest graduates for their futures.

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Pre-Health Clubs and Organizations

The Schaefer School of Engineering and Science offers key resources for students interested in a career in medicine, including numerous student organizations that provide invaluable support to assist them in taking practical, actionable steps toward the future they envision. Learn more abut the Stevens Health Professions Advisory Committee, Alpha Epsilon Delta, the National Health Professional Honor Society and the Stevens Health Professions Club.

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Extracurricular Professional Development

Students in the department have a wealth of opportunities for involvement in extracurricular activities, like volunteering at the Hoboken University Medical Center or working as a medical scribe. Some students choose to pursue becoming emergency medical technicians (EMTs), preparing them for direct emergency experience while still undergraduates.

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Senior Design

In Senior Design, the engineering capstone course, you'll work on a year-long collaborative project with a team of three to five students and professional industry mentors to develop innovative design solutions for imaging technology, clinical device and tissue engineering projects.

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Internships Provide Real-World Experience

Department undergraduates can gain real-world experience through a unique collaboration between Stevens and the Jersey City Medical Center: a month-long internship that allows undergraduates interested in medicine to shadow medical professionals across the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health — from labor and delivery to outpatient screenings.

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Engineering Cooperative Education

Approximately 30% of undergraduate engineering students participate in the Stevens Cooperative Education Program, designed to provide you with real-world experiences that prepare you to connect your academic studies with on-the-job experience, explore career interests and clarify goals. You'll alternate between semesters of full-time work and full-time study in areas related to your academic major and career goals.

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Your Future, Faster: The Accelerated Master's Program

Stevens' Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) enables currently enrolled students to apply credits from your undergraduate coursework toward a master’s degree, allowing you to earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years.

Hands-On Biomedical Research

At Stevens, you have the ability to join research groups with students at a variety of levels of experience, and outstanding faculty so you can learn cutting-edge technology as a team, just like in the real-world. In our state-of-the-art research labs and facilities, you'll have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning in the following areas:

  • Biomaterials

  • Biomedical Imaging

  • Biomechanics and Rehabilitation

  • Neural Engineering

  • Tissue Engineering

  • Drug Delivery

  • Medical Devices and Instrumentation

  • Lung Mechanics

  • Translational Biomedical Engineering

The Right Location To Launch Your Career

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers hands-on research, clinical and industry internships and networking opportunities to help you develop the skills and experiences you need to build a career that can make a real difference in people’s lives, whether you're going into the biotech industry, entering medical school, dental school or continuing your education in graduate or professional school.

Stevens is embedded within the New Jersey and New York City biomedical, healthcare and pharmaceutical industry hub. This proximity provides our students with more opportunities for industry collaboration, networking, and internship and job prospects than most other universities. Our graduates go on to launch exciting careers like: 

  • Biomedical Engineer

  • Product Development Engineer

  • Clinical Engineer

  • Research Scientist

  • Quality Engineer

  • Medical Technology Developer

Potential hiring organizations include companies like: Becton Dickson (BD), Deloitte, Flowonix Medical, GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Stryker Orthopedics, Zimmer Biomet, Integra Life Sciences, MTF Biologics and more

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Learn More and Apply

Find out what the School of Engineering and Science has to offer by visiting the Schaefer School's Undergraduate Studies page. Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn about our campus. Ready to take the next step? Learn how to apply below.