Online Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

Are you an out-of-the-box thinker with a passion for engineering and the life sciences? Earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in biomedical engineering from Arizona State University may be an ideal fit. Upon graduating, you’ll be prepared to design and build solutions to address 21st century health problems around the globe.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 42

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What is biomedical engineering?

In a society with an aging population, health challenges increase the need for professionals with multidisciplinary backgrounds. Biomedical engineering is a field of study that bridges the gap between engineering (materials science, electrical and chemical) and the life sciences (biology, genetics and chemistry).

This online biomedical engineering degree is the first of its kind in the nation. Accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), this program empowers graduates to make sustainable and ethical contributions in the field.

What can you do with a biomedical engineering degree?

 

This program prepares you for interdisciplinary roles in a growing field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for bioengineers and biomedical engineers is projected to grow 10% from 2021 to 2031, which is faster than average for all occupations. Industries with opportunities for biomedical engineers include:

  • Biomanufacturing.
  • Disease modeling.
  • Drug discovery.
  • Medical and pharmaceutical device design.
  • Rehabilitative technology and bioinformatics.
  • Regenerative medicine.

Additionally, coursework is designed to provide you with the knowledge needed for graduate and professional studies in engineering, medicine, business, law and more.

Develop your skill set with hands-on experiences

 

In this biomedical engineering degree program, you’ll focus on a design-based learning approach. Courses include hands-on experiences, such as at-home lab kits, research opportunities and interactive coursework that allow you to build your problem-solving abilities. Additional skills you’ll gain include:

Technical

  • Bioimaging, such as the use of microscopes and image analysis.
  • Biomedical engineering instrument design and construction.
  • Cell and molecular biology skills, such as cell culture, PCR and molecular cloning.
  • Programming using software, including Python and Matlab.

Analytic

  • Biomedical engineering product design and development processes.
  • Experimental design, including hypothesis formulation, data analysis and technical writing.
  • FDA regulatory processes and technical communication.
  • Statistical analysis in the context of common biomedical experiments.

Interpersonal

  • Analytic problem solving and iterative design.
  • Collaboration and teamwork.
  • Oral and written presentation skills.
  • Understanding ethical issues in biomedical and medical sciences and engineering practices.

Professional licensure and certification

ASU academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in Arizona. Completion of an ASU program may not meet education requirements for license or certification in another state. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Arizona, it is strongly recommended that you visit our professional licensure page for contact information of the appropriate licensing entity to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Biomedical engineering courses

Courses in this math-intensive program focus on engineering and biology topics ranging from biomechanics and bioengineering product design to microbial bioprocess engineering and microbiology. In addition to the required core courses, you can explore areas of the biomedical field as you earn 15 engineering elective credits over five classes.

You’ll also complete a two-part senior design project which allows you to collaborate with a real organization or business. You’ll work in a team to engineer a solution for a current health challenge, including conceptualizing, designing, building and testing a prototype.

Courses may include:


BME 300: Bioengineering Product Design


BME 301: Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering


BME 316: Biomechanics for Biomedical Engineers


BME 318: Biomaterials


BME 331: Transport Phenomena for Biomedical Engineering


BIO 353: Cell Biology


BME 350: Signals and Systems for Bioengineers


BME 362: Methods in Molecular and Cellular Biology


The jobs can you get with an online biomedical engineering degree

Biomedical engineers work in a variety of industries, such as bioinformatics and data science, FDA and manufacturing compliance, genetic engineering, regulatory affairs and more. The combination of technical, analytical and interpersonal skills you’ll gain also prepares you for leadership roles within organizations. Potential career paths you can pursue include, but aren’t limited to:

Biomedical Engineer


Growth: 5.1 %
Salary: $99,550

Human Factors Engineer


Growth: 11.7 %
Salary: $96,350

Microsystem Engineer


Growth: 3.3 %
Salary: $104,600

Technical Sales Engineer


Growth: 4.7 %
Salary: $108,530

Validation Engineer


Growth: 11.7 %
Salary: $96,350

Learn from top faculty and researchers in biomedical engineering

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

Learn from top faculty and researchers in biomedical engineering

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

How to apply

General admission requirements

First year additional requirements

Transfer additional requirements

International additional requirements

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Top 25% of all accredited engineering programs in the nation

Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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