Program Facts

  • GU Biomedical Engineering Facts

    • Gannon’s biomedical engineering program is the only such program in the region.
    • Gannon’s engineering graduates are offered up to five times as many jobs as the average college graduate.
    • The University received an $80,000 grant for the biomedical engineering program that will help Gannon assume a leadership position in the biomedical engineering field.
    • The grant will allow Gannon to purchase state-of-the-art equipment such as: a biosignals measurement work station, electromyography equipment and SIMM (Software for Interactive Musculoskeletal Modeling) technology.
    • Biomedical engineers may be involved in the design, production, testing, or modification of medical devices. Biomedical engineers may work in hospitals, research laboratories, government agencies, or universities.

    Major Facts

    • The average starting salary for a graduate with a B.S. in biomedical engineering is $52,850.

    About the Program

    • The focus of our program is biomechanics—the study of force and motion on the body. Students will learn how to build computer simulations for the movement of bones, ligaments, muscles, or the circulatory system to design implants or other medical devices that can help people recover from injury or illness.
    • Gannon’s biomedical engineering program includes course offerings in biomaterials, biomechanics and biomedical systems modeling while also including curriculum from Gannon’s current mechanical engineering, biology, chemistry and computer science programs.
    • According to the American Society for Engineering Education, biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing academic disciplines. All students will take a senior design course where they will integrate their learning from previous courses. Students will work on a real-world project under the guidance of a faculty member.