Why earn a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering?

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At the forefront of increased life expectancy, reductions in cancer deaths and overall healthcare progress are medical innovations. From advanced optical scanners that eliminate the need for biopsies, to needle-free diabetes care, to advanced prosthetics, biomedical engineers help save and improve lives on a mass scale.

Through this graduate program in the College of Engineering and Mines, you'll develop the highly technical skills to contribute to the research and development of the next generation of:

  • Diagnostic
  • Monitoring
  • Surgical
  • Therapy
  • Other medical devices yet to be envisioned

As part of a collaborative research effort from several departments, you'll gain the skillset to be a part of team that can help create medical devices that increase safety and survival rates for patients all around the world.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at UND

  • Increase your career opportunities with a Ph.D. program designed to focus on areas where biomedical engineering expertise is most needed.

  • Individualize your program and choose from several Biomedical Research Groups (BRG)

  • BRG options include: biomechanics, biomaterials, bio-instrumentation, multi-scale, bio-simulation and modeling, bio-signals, and other emerging areas.

  • Leverage the expertise and resources of three departments: College of Engineering & Mines, School of Medicine & Sciences and NDSU's College of Engineering.

Biomedical Engineering Careers


Projected 10-year job growth for this field



Average salary range for a biomedical engineer with a Ph.D.


UND graduates of this program can expect to be highly sought by companies in the rapidly growing field of medical devices. These companies may include top medical device companies like Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, Siemens, Medtronic, Baxter International, Philips (Healthcare), and many more.

With a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, career opportunities may include:

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • R&D Research Scientist
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Medical Device Mechanical Engineering Lead
  • Principal System Engineer
  • Clinical Engineering Director

Biomedical Engineering Courses You Could Take

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