NEW! Biomedical Engineering Major
Begins Fall, 2014
Drawing on strengths in professional programs and a liberal arts education, Duquesne University will launch a new biomedical engineering program in Fall, 2014. The program will be the only engineering degree offered in Southwestern Pennsylvania at a top-tier Catholic research institution.
Biomedical engineering students will gain engineering fundamentals along with the liberal arts and values based education offered at Duquesne. The curriculum will emphasize critical thinking skills, management capabilities and the increasing importance of leadership and ethics in the engineering field.
The Biomedical Engineering Profession
Biomedical engineers can work in a variety of industries including manufacturing, research, healthcare, government and education. Career opportunities for biomedical engineers are growing. On a national level, the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010 – 2020 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics) indicates the field is growing much faster than average. Biomedical engineers are also among the Fastest Growing Occupations in Pennsylvania, 2008-2018.