Is a Biomedical Engineering Degree Worth It?

Yes, and then some. Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate biomedical engineering (BME) program develops graduates who are prepared to use core engineering to solve real-world problems of human health. Our students move forward to become leaders in research, medicine, technology and entrepreneurship in many areas of biomedical engineering.

We have developed an integrated education model for learning of engineering principles, that immerses students into engineering through lecture, creative design, undergraduate research, entrepreneurial activities, and hands-on experiences both on campus and with industrial partners. The department was built on the premise that engineering principles provide an important basis for innovation and unique solutions to biomedical problems. Therefore, the undergraduate curriculum includes core engineering and biomedical courses coupled with courses in a specialty area chosen by the student. Additionally, students gain practical experience in the required biomedical engineering I and II laboratories. Students learn within faculty research laboratories on campus, as well as at the many local medical facilities within walking distance.

Upon graduation, our students are actively sought out by national and international biomedical companies for employment, as well as by top medical and graduate admissions committees. 

How to Apply

We encourage you to contact our department while you are considering how biomedical engineering at CWRU is right for you. Learn more through Undergraduate Admission.

Education Outcomes

We have two BME undergraduate program objectives. These are statements of measurable achievements our alumni will display three to six years after graduating. The objectives are:

  1. Our graduates will successfully enter and complete post baccalaureate advanced degree programs, including those in biomedical engineering
  2. Our graduates will obtain jobs in the biomedical arena and advance to positions of greater responsibility.


The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program with a major in biomedical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Explore undergraduate research opportunities in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.