Biomedical Engineering (Instrumentation, Signals and Imaging Track)


Biomedical engineers conduct research and study the engineering aspects of biological systems to create new devices and procedures to improve health and quality of life. The Instrumentation, Signals and Imaging Track focuses on electrical engineering with specialization in:

  • biomedical instrumentation
  • signal and imaging processing
  • imaging devices and detectors
  • system simulations

Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

More Information


  • are actively involved in research funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation
  • partner with local healthcare systems for on-site learning opportunities
  • bring industry experience to the classroom

Akron Advantage

Hands-on research

Experience biomedical engineering firsthand through our research facilities:

  • Conquer Chiari Research Center
  • Institute for Biomedical Engineering Research

Real-world experience

Gain important practical professional experience through the optional co-op and placement program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school following your sophomore year. As an added benefit, you’ll earn a competitive salary.

UA's highly regarded student design teams allow students at all levels to apply classroom theory to a major design project. Our design teams consistently rank highly in national and international competitions.

Student organizations

Interact with other engineering students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

  • Tau Beta Pi (engineering honors society)
  • Women in Engineering
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Accreditation accredited-by-abet

The bachelor's degree program in Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Sample Curriculum

Page maintained by the Department of University Communications and Marketing. Request a change to this page.

Career Opportunities

A degree in biomedical engineering paves the way to many careers in research and development, including:

  • the manufacturing of medical instruments and supplies
  • health services
  • government agencies
  • consulting services


Opportunities are growing for biomedical engineers as the demand for more sophisticated medical equipment and procedures continues to increase.

Career services

Career Services helps students and alumni explore and reach career goals. They connect students to employers for internships, jobs, and careers.