University of South Florida

College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering


Moffitt Cancer Center


Tampa, FL 33620

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary field where basic engineering principles are applied to problems in the biomedical sciences.

Typical specific areas of interest include:

  • Understanding basic biochemical and physiological processes
  • Designing and analyzing medical diagnostics and procedures
  • Valuation and design of health care systems and facilities
  • Design and evaluation of prosthetic devices

Most practicing biomedical engineers are trained in a number of academic areas, including basic biomedical science, engineering, statistics, modeling and experimental investigation techniques. Biomedical engineering professionals must also have excellent communication skills and be knowledgeable in a variety of regulatory issues. Job opportunities are excellent, with graduates going on to private industry, academics, and various positions within the health care system. Some students choose to pursue more focused training in medicine and related fields.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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