A Wealth of Opportunities
The Biomedical Engineering curriculum provides a strong theoretical approach and exposes students to real-world scenarios incorporating engineering and science research, patent issues, regulatory concerns, and business acumen. A flagship program for Stevens institute-wide innovation and entrepreneurship initiative, Biomedical Engineering connects students with external partners to develop medical device solutions that result in patented technologies and marketable products. The comprehensive and challenging curriculum truly prepares students for life after college.
Located in the hub of the American medical research region, Stevens is a launch pad for careers in research, medicine, and industry. Graduates are recruited by the world's leading firms in medicine and health care and easily transition to skilled jobs or to further study at top research universities or in professional graduate programs. Stevens Biomedical Engineers enter this booming field ahead of the curve through mentorship from distinguished industry professors in one of the country's first degree-granting programs.
Where Will Biomedical Engineering Take You?
Biomedical Engineering careers rank high due to top starting salaries, excellent job growth expectations, and the personal satisfaction of providing a benefit to society.
"All the engineering disciplines serve the needs of society, but I feel that Biomedical Engineering truly has a moral purpose," says Kate Matos, BME '08. "The field is committed to developing devices that save and improve lives, which gave me a sense of gratification as a student."
After graduating Seton Hall Law School, Kate will apply the knowledge she gained from Stevens with law to work in Washington, D.C. in the Department of Health and Human Services. She will represent the federal government in fraud and abuse matters, recovering federal health care dollars and ensuring compliance with federal health regulations. Her work at Stevens prepared her with an understanding of the business of medicine, regulation, and presentation skills, in addition to a broad-based engineering curriculum with a Biomedical focus.
Tim Meehan pictures a different future. Tim graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Technology Management. At Stevens he became interested in radiology, a field he is preparing to pursue at Massachusetts General Hospital, which is considered to be the top residency site in the country. "Stevens was extremely helpful in preparing me for what I do now," Tim says. "The curriculum is challenging and prepares you for the workload you are expected to handle in medical school and as a physician."
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