The number of job openings in Biomedical Engineering is increasing rapidly. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of biomedical engineers is expected to grow by 72 percent — adding nearly 12,000 jobs between 2008-18. The rapid rise is attributed to the increasing demand for improved medical devices, procedures and systems, as well as an aging population. As a biomedical engineer, you can work with medical imaging systems, artificial organs, prosthetic devices, sport medicine, sensors, computerized diagnosis systems, implants and biomaterials.
The B.S. in Biomedical Engineering is accredited by ABET.
General inquiries about the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering program may be directed toward the Biomedical Engineering Director, Scott Mattison, Ph.D.
The ABET-accredited Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of Central Oklahoma provides a rigorous education in engineering and biomedical science that allows graduates with unique abilities to ethically and productively contribute to the regional economy through performance and problem-solving in health-related industry or success in graduate school or medical school. Samples of the specialization courses are human physiology, principles of biomedical engineering, medical instrumentation, biomedical engineering laboratory, medical imaging and biomechanics.
Biomedical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
Program Educational Objectives are the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation from the program.
- Graduates of UCO’s Biomedical Engineering program practice biomedical engineering excellence in industrial, government, or service fields.
- Graduates of UCO’s Biomedical Engineering program participate as members and project leaders on multidisciplinary teams in diverse workplaces and communities.
- Graduates of UCO’s Biomedical Engineering program pursue advanced education, research, and development in engineering, scientific, or health related fields.
Mapping of Student Outcomes (SO) to Program Educational Objectives (PEO) for Biomedical Engineering program
Biomedical engineers are employed in industry, hospitals, universities, research facilities and government agencies. Their education and training allow them to bridge the engineering and biomedical fields. Examples of BME-related areas include artificial organs, automated patient monitoring, biochemistry sensors, advanced therapeutic/surgical devices, application of expert systems and artificial intelligence to clinical decision-making, design of optimal clinical laboratories, medical imaging systems, computer modeling of physiologic systems, biomaterials design, biomechanics of injury and wound healing, sports medicine, etc.
Take advantage of these opportunities in the Metro that may spark your interest and even boost your résumé.
- Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation: For more information, go to http://omrf.org/.
- Oklahoma Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence: Go to http://okinbre.ouhsc.edu/ to learn more.
Scholarships & Tuition Waivers
Incoming freshmen are eligible for a variety of scholarships within the General Academic Scholarship Program. There are multiple scholarships specific to the College of Mathematics and Science.