Biomedical Engineering Major

Robots for eye surgery, implantable defibrillators, artificial organs and tissues, prosthetics and bicycle helmets. Thanks to biomedical engineering majors, these and other devices and systems help us live better — and longer — lives. By applying engineering methods to solve medical and biological problems, biomedical engineering aims to improve our quality of life. Marquette has three biomedical engineering majors: biocomputing, bioelectronics and biomechanics.

Engineering problems solved.

With your senior-year capstone course, you and fellow classmates will be on a design team commissioned to solve real biomedical problems.

Take your degree further.

You can complete two degrees in five years through Marquette's unique combined bachelor's and master's degree program or join the 15 percent of our graduates who enter medical school after graduation.

Be an engineer before you graduate.

Seventy-five percent of our biomedical engineering majors co-op or intern while they're undergraduates — one of the highest percentages in the nation.

BME in D.C.

Learn about biomedical research and regulatory issues at the FDA through internships at Marquette's Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Methods I & II
  • Calculus I, II & III
  • General Biology I & II
  • Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • General Physics with Calculus I & II


  • Engineering Orientation
  • Professional Development for Engineers
  • Introduction to Computing for Biomedical Engineers
  • Diverse Cultures/Histories of Cultures & Societies Elective
  • Biomedical Statistics
  • Differential Equations
  • General Chemistry I & II
  • Principles of Biological Investigation


  • Biomedical Circuits and Electronics
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Digital Electronics


  • Engineering Systems
  • Circuits Lab I & II
  • Electric Circuits I & II
  • Digital Electronics


  • Biomedical Circuits and Electronics
  • Dynamics
  • Materials Science
  • Statics


  • Control Systems for Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Applications in Biomedical Engineering
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Literature/Performing Arts Elective


  • Operating Systems and Networking
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • Data Structures for Engineers
  • Systems Physiology
  • Embedded Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Signals and Systems for Biomedical Engineering
  • Software Methodologies


  • Analog Electronics
  • Electronic Devices and Applications
  • Embedded Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Systems Physiology
  • Biomedical Engineering Elective


  • Biomedical Circuits and Electronics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering Elective
  • Thermodynamics
  • Signals and Systems for Biomedical Engineering
  • Systems Physiology
  • Biomedical Engineering Elective


  • Biomedical Instrumentation Design
  • Principles of Design
  • Senior Design Project
  • Two Biomedical Engineering Electives
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Theology Elective
  • Theory of Ethics


  • Biocomputers Design Lab I & II


  • Bioelectronics Engineering Design Lab I & II
  • Digital Electronics Lab
  • Transport Phenomena


  • Biomechanics Design Lab I & II
  • Transport Phenomena