Biomedical Engineering

GW’s biomedical engineering program is offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, which is part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. This innovative program takes advantage of the unique combination of resources and opportunities that the engineering school provides through its connection with GW’s medical school and hospital and with the biotech industries and world-class laboratories in the Washington metropolitan area.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Students in the biomedical engineering program can select classes from a broad range of disciplines. These include biomechanics, electrical engineering, physiology, biology and biotechnology.

What can I expect to learn in the Biomedical Engineering program at GW?

You will combine what you learn in the classroom with what you learn in specialty laboratories, internships in private or federal laboratories and our design seminar. You will develop a solid understanding of biomedical engineering and how to use it to solve medical and biological problems.

What is the Biomedical Engineering community like at GW?

The engineering school’s most popular undergraduate program is biomedical engineering.  The program is evenly split between male and female students, and our faculty members work closely with students to give them research experience and guide them as they explore ways to help people with medical conditions.

What can I do in the Biomedical Engineering field?

The main goal of biomedical engineering is to develop novel engineering technologies that can improve our health. This requires the efforts of many people. Whether you want to be a doctor, researcher, clinician or work as a business partner to develop these technologies, a biomedical engineering degree will help you.


  • In demand:woman kneeling on ground looking up

    In demand:

    Imagine showing your senior design project to a potential employer and being offered a job. It’s happened to several of our students.


  • Can you “see” a heart attack?medical scans of a heart

    Can you “see” a heart attack?

    Ever wondered what a heart attack looks like?  We have the answers—and the pictures to boot.

  • Getting a head start:student smiling in lab

    Getting a head start:

    The Washington, D.C. area is home to a roaring biotechnology sector filled with internship opportunities.