Pathway to Biomedical
Our engineering programs have a deserved reputation for being rigorous. We give you a solid foundation in engineering principles and develop your skills in problem solving, teamwork and communication. With this background, you’ll be ready to delve deeper into the field of biomedical engineering. And, you’ll have the flexibility to adapt should your interests change.
Choose a major in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or computer engineering. These programs all provide entry into the biomedical field. Then, add a minor in biomedical sciences to give you a firm foundation in biology, anatomy and physiology. With elective courses, you’ll be able to explore topics like biomedical device design, biomaterials, and the biomechanics of human movement.
You can chart your own course at an engineering school that cares about you. And your professors will guide you every step of the way. They’ll help you build a unique resume for the biomedical field with relevant experiences, research and contacts.
Large institutions just can’t provide the one-on-one attention you’ll get here. Your professors will help you customize your education through coursework, research and projects in biomedical engineering. They’ll use their connections in the industry to open doors for you.
Find out more about how ONU can help you to blaze a trail to biomedical engineering.
- Tackle a senior capstone project related to biomedical engineering.
- Engage in co-ops or internships or secure full-time employment in the biomedical engineering field at a company like Zimmer Biomet Inc., GE Healthcare or Philips Healthcare.
- Work side-by-side with ONU professors on biomedical research projects and present the research at national conferences.
- Follow fellow ONU students to outstanding graduate programs in biomedical engineering such as those found at Vanderbilt University, the Mayo Graduate School, and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
ONU is different than other engineering schools. At ONU, you will go a mile deep toward learning an engineering discipline. When hiring an engineer, we look for one that has a mile of deep technical knowledge; then we know they can learn the breadth of biomedical knowledge. I love being a biomedical engineer and knowing that each day I am working toward ending human suffering and curing disease. I cannot think of a better life mission; no other career could be so satisfying.
Miranda Shaw, BSME ’03 majored in mechanical engineering and minored in biomedical sciences at ONU. She chose mechanical engineering because of her interest in the musculoskeletal system and improving people’s mobility. At ONU, she was active in many organizations, including Student Senate, Tau Beta Pi (national engineering honorary) and Habitat for Humanity. She was awarded an Ohio Space Grant Consortium scholarship and worked on a cross-functional research project between engineering and biology. After graduation, she received a Ph.D. from the Mayo Graduate School at the Mayo Clinic and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Today, she’s the marketing manager for EarlySense, a medical-device startup with U.S. headquarters in Boston and world headquarters in Israel. Her company develops contact-free, continuous monitoring devices to provide early detection of patient deterioration and motion. She is charged with bringing this advanced technology to the digital health and wellness market.
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