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Biomedical Engineering

administrative contact

Cerasela Zoica Dinu
phone: 304-293-9338

program contact

Robin Hissam
phone: 304-293-9339

Program Details

Program Description

Biomedical engineering is a new, hybrid field that employs engineering knowledge in biology and medicine, providing an overall enhancement to healthcare. The field includes artificial organ work, automated patient monitoring, biomaterials design, and sports medicine.

Career Profile

Biomedical engineers work at universities and research institutions, in hospitals, for the government and in industry, and teach. Employment of biomedical engineers is expected to have a high growth rate of 72% from 2008-2018, much faster than average for all occupations.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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