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College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the vision of biomedical engineering is to improve the quality of human life. 

Biomedical engineering at Nebraska is highly interdisciplinary, with students and faculty integrating engineering, biology, and medicine.  At Nebraska, collaboration occurs among students and faculty from many engineering departments with those of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  In addition, Nebraska Engineering students and faculty work closely with area hospitals including Bryan LGH, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital, and the Nebraska Heart Institute.  Major emphasis is on employing engineering techniques to improve human health, by understanding both the engineering needs and the medical needs for the specific problem.

Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing areas of engineering research and industrial growth in the U.S.  Few careers are more rewarding than one using the problem-solving skills learned in engineering to find solutions to healthcare issues.  Careers in medical research and medical practice including applications in tissue engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, biosensors, bioinstrumentation, nanobiology, medical imaging, robotics, and ergonomics, as well as clinical, orthopedic and rehabilitation engineering are all possible through Nebraska Biomedical Engineering.

Biomedical engineering at Nebraska is available to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Undergraduates can emphasis biomedical engineering through a B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering and can minor in Biomedical Engineering in any engineering major in the College of Engineering.  A Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering is offered through UNL Graduate Studies.  An M.S. degree can be tailored to biomedical engineering through any of several M.S. programs in the college.