Since 1969, The University of Texas at Austin has prepared biomedical engineers to take positions within academia, the health care field, government, and industry. The Department of Biomedical Engineering’s nationally recognized faculty are developing or have already attained leading positions in areas such as treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, orthopedic disorders, and eye diseases, as well as in the fields of tissue replacement, imaging and diagnostics, biomaterials, drug delivery, bioinformatics, and systems biology.
With an accomplished faculty and diverse student body, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin offers opportunities for students to grow and build interdisciplinary knowledge in the areas of medicine, molecular and cellular biology, and engineering. The department has over 50 Graduate Studies Committee program faculty working in diverse areas of biomedical engineering and related areas.
Doctoral students are provided full financial support, whether as a Teaching Assistant, Graduate Research Assistant, or through one of the many fellowships available to students. More than half of our graduate students have fellowships.