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Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate Program

Envision an educational environment that personalizes instruction in a community-centered approach to create leaders in academia, industry and medicine? We do. Our ABET,  accredited biomedical engineering program is a pioneer in its field and remains one of the most well respected programs nationally. Our students become independent, productive and adaptive interdisciplinary experts.


The foundations of biomedical engineering are the same as those in other engineering disciplines, as it is built on mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering principles. Biomedical engineering relies on these foundations to solve problems in biology and medicine over the widest range of scales - from nanoscale and molecular levels to the whole body. Biomedical engineering provides a robust platform for employment in the medical device and instrumentation industries as well as careers in companies that specialize in the development and application of biologics, biomaterials, implants and processes.

In addition, our graduates gain entry into nationally recognized graduate schools for continuing studies in biomedical engineering. Biomedical engineering is also excellent preparation for and a rigorous path of entry into graduate study in medicine for those students willing and able to excel in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, physiology and engineering.


  • Still looking for a job after graduation? Wanted to put your biomedical engineering skills you have gained to use? Check out  Biomedical Engineer Technical Career Field (TCF) program  with the Veterans Health Administration!
  • Looking to set up a semester to study abroad? Check out the Study Abroad requirements and get started planning now!
  • Are you a high school student who wants to learn more about the Vanderbilt University Biomedical Engineering Department? Email to schedule a time to get a personal tour of the department or to ask any questions you may have about BME at Vanderbilt.

Anita Mahadevan-JansenCraig Duvall

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office: 444 ESB
Email: craig.duvall [at]
Phone: (615) 322-3598 


Michael KingMichael King

Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Office: 5824 Stevenson Center
Phone: (615) 322-3521


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Shrey Derasari

Assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Studies

Phone: (832) 499-1717


 The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers courses of study leading to B.E., M.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees.

Our program leading to the Bachelor of Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,