Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering program at UNT


Biomedical Engineering Specialities

Biomedical Instrumentation | Biocomputing | Biomaterials | Biomechanics | Biotechnology | and more!


The department of Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) offers a unique undergraduate program that allows a student to major in Biomedical Engineering, minor in mathematics, and minor in an additional area of engineering, depending on the chosen track.  Thus, a student graduating from the program will be well rounded and have the engineering skills and expertise to work in industry, hospitals, research institutions or become a motivated entrepreneur.

Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medicine and biology to design and create devices, processes, and software used in healthcare, to improve people’s lives. Biomedical engineers work in R&D, manufacturing, testing, research facilities, and hospitals.

Note: The Biomedical Engineering department has moved into the new BioMed Building! The state-of-the-art building houses the Department of Biomedical Engineering faculty offices, graduate student areas, research labs, teaching labs and three classrooms, one of which will be tiered and seat approximately 200 students.

Programs in Biomedical Engineering at UNT

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science, B.S., in Biomedical Engineering
Minor in Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Programs

Master of Science, M.S., in Biomedical Engineering
Master of Science and Masters of Buisness Administration, M.S. and MBA, in Buisness Management and Biomedical Engineering 
Doctorate, Ph.D., in Materials Science and Engineering with Concentration in Biomedical Engineering
Doctorate, Ph.D., in Mechanical and Energy Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering


Timeline: What courses do I need to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering?

Below you will find four-year plans for each concentration in the bachelor's degree:

Biomedical Instrumentation
Biotechnology (Pre-Medical Track)

What are the requirements to be admitted to the undergraduate and graduate programs?

This webpage will provide all of the admissions requirements for the following groups:

  • Incoming Freshmen
  • Transfer Students
  • Current Students changing their Major to Engineering
  • Graduate School Applicants
  • International Students

Do I need a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering in order to qualify for admission to the master's program in Biomedical Engineering?

No, a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering is not required for entry into the master's program. However, students must take leveling courses to be considered for admission to the M.S. in Biomedical Engineering program of study.

Does UNT offer research opportunities in Biomedical Engineering?

Yes! The following webpage will show you research that has been conducted at UNT, and the different areas in which students can participate.

Are there scholarships available to Biomedical Engineering students?

Yes! Please visit this webpage to review all scholarships in the College of Engineering. 

Who can help me create a plan for these career paths?

Undergraduate Program Information 
Jaime Tesdahl, Administrative Coordinator

Graduate Program Advisor
Vijay Vaidyanathan, Ph.D., Founding Chair