Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates


About this program

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

The program educational objectives of our biomedical engineering undergraduate program are to integrate engineering and life science principles into a comprehensive curriculum that produces graduates who can achieve the following career and professional accomplishments, if desired: Meet employer expectations in medical device companies or other health or life science related industries. Pursue and complete advanced graduate degrees in biomedical engineering, or related engineering or life science areas. Pursue and complete advanced professional degree programs in medicine, law, business, or other professional areas.

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements for Freshman Students

Admission Standards

We use the following standards when making admission decisions:

  • You have completed or will complete secondary school by the time of enrollment;
  • No grade point average guarantees admission to IUPUI. We look for applicants who have demonstrated a "B" average or above average grades, with strong grades in math and science;
  • SAT or ACT exam scores are not required for admission nor our merit scholarships. However, scores may be required for competitive scholarships.
  • You must meet our English language Proficiency standards.

Secondary School Graduation

You must earn a diploma from an accredited secondary school or examination results that show an equivalent level of academic achievement such as “O” levels or a general equivalency diploma (GED) to be eligible for admission. If you are homeschooled or attend an alternative school, you should submit credentials that demonstrate equivalent levels of achievement and ability.

English Language Requirements

You may demonstrate your English proficiency by submitting any of the following test results within two years of the test date.

  • TOEFL (iBT) -60
  • IELTS - 5.5
  • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) - 410
  • ACT (English) School - 17
  • Duolingo English Test - 90 Due to recent cancellations of English language proficiency test dates, we will accept (for a limited time) Duolingo English Test (DET) scores issued after July 15, 2019.
  • IUPUI Program for Intensive English (PIE) - Level 5
  • Any ELS center located in the US or Canada - Level 109
  • GCSE or GCE O Level in English language - Grades A-C
  • International Baccalaureate - Higher Level English A1 or A2 Certificate, grade of 4 or higher
  • Freshman English Composition Course - "C" grade or higher (equivalent to IUPUI W131) from a regionally accredited U.S. University
  • English Speaking Countries - If you have completed your secondary education in one of these countries

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year One

Fall Term

  • First Year Seminar for Engineering Majors
  • Analytic Geometry and Calc. I
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Concepts of Biology I
  • Elementary Composition I
  • Introduction to Programming Concepts

Spring Term

  • Analytic Geometry and Calc. II
  • Multidimensional Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Principles of Chemistry I
  • Experimental Chemistry I
  • Computer Tools for Engineers

Year Two

Fall Term

  • Introductory Biomechanics
  • Biomechanics Lab
  • Introduction to Engineering Technical
  • Multivariate Calculus
  • Heat Electricity & Optics
  • Principles of Chemistry II

Spring Term

  • Introductory Biomeasurements
  • Biomeasurements Lab
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Cell Biology
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • Gen Ed Cultural Understanding Competency

Year Three

Fall term

  • Biosignals and Systems
  • Biomedical Computing
  • Implantable Materials and Biological Response
  • Implantable Materials Lab
  • Technical Data Reporting and Presentation
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Gen Ed Arts & Humanities Competency

Spring Term

  • Professional Development & Design in BME
  • Probability and Applications in BME
  • Cell and Tissue Mechanics
  • Cell and Tissue Lab
  • Applied Biomaterials
  • Biofluid Mechanics

Year 4

Fall term

  • Quantitative Physiology in BME
  • Transport Processes in BME
  • Biomedical Engineering Design
  • BME/ENGR Elective
  • BME/Sci/Tech Elective

Spring Term

  • >Biomedical Engineering Design II
  • BME/ENGR Elective
  • BME/Science/Technical Elective
  • Gen Ed Social Sciences Competency
  • Gen Ed Arts & Humanities OR Social Science Competency

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


Total tuition fee: $48,393 per year


Upon completing the undergraduate BME degree, our students will possess:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

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Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indiana, USA, is considered the state’s premier urban research university. Combining the resources of two prestigious universities with a downtown location, IUPUI offers students the opportunity to earn a respected degree from Indiana University...

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There are students from over 140 countries represented on campus, making us one of the most diverse in the nation. Additionally, IUPUI is the only university in the United States with two universities on one campus, meaning you get the benefits of being both an Indiana University (IU) and a Purdue University student. Depending on your major, you receive either an IU or a Purdue degree.

You can receive a world-class education, large merit-based scholarships, and study close to major business hubs that frequently recruit students for internships and jobs. Lastly, this is a great location for anyone that would prefer living in a city instead of a college town.

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Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

902 West New York Street
46202 Indianapolis Indiana
United States of America

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