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Biomedical Engineering, B.S.

College of Engineering

The fascinating and growing field of biomedical engineering applies knowledge of engineering, biology and biomechanical principles to the design, development and evaluation of biological and health systems and products. If you love problem-solving and have a desire to help others, this may be the program for you.

When you pursue a degree in biomedical engineering at Indiana Tech, you will use cutting-edge technologies and learn modern engineering techniques related to current health care and medicine issues. After your completion, you will be prepared to work at companies that design and manufacture medical devices for the human body.

Why choose Indiana Tech?

  • You will be immersed in anatomy and physiology, including human cadaveric specimen labs and computer-aided-design (CAD), starting in your freshman year.
  • During your sophomore and junior years, you will learn how to develop medical devices. A prototype of your design will be produced, using 3D printers, and will undergo lab testing.
  • You will research, design and develop a medical device that adheres to FDA regulations or conduct research for your final capstone project.
  • Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), recognized as the U.S. accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields
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Ryan Cavender
2016 Indiana Tech graduate
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Careers in this Degree

Graduates with this degree have pursued careers in the following fields:

  • Product development engineering
  • Cellular, tissue and genetic engineering research
  • Biomechanics research
  • Regulatory affairs and compliance
  • Medical device sale

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by BLS.gov statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Biomedical engineer $88,040/year

Job outlook through 2026: 7 percent increase

  • Medical scientist $82,090/year

Job outlook through 2026: 13 percent increase

  • Software developer $103,560/year

Job outlook through 2026: 24 percent increase

Warriors in the Workplace

Indiana Tech graduates with this degree have earned jobs at:

  • Zimmer Biomet
  • DePuy Synthes Companies
  • Fort Wayne Metals
  • Roche

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech students pursuing this degree have interned with:

  • Zimmer Biomet
  • OrthoPediatrics
  • Teter Orthotic and Prosthetic
  • Prevail Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Fort Wayne Metal

Jack Phlipot

Program Lead

Professor Phlipot’s background includes extensive experience in orthopedic medical device design and marketing. He has cultivated strong relationships with several medical device manufacturers in the “Orthopaedic Capital of the World,” Warsaw, Indiana. He brings much industry experience to the program and incorporates it into the class lectures and projects. His use of project-based learning (PBL) fully engages students in their learning; it improves their ability to work in a team and it helps them refine their critical thinking skills. The primary focus of this program is to develop students into career-ready engineers.

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