The number of job openings in Biomedical Engineering is increasing rapidly. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of biomedical engineers is expected to grow by 72 percent — adding nearly 12,000 jobs between 2008-18. The rapid rise is attributed to the increasing demand for improved medical devices, procedures, and systems, as well as an aging population. As a biomedical engineer, you can work with medical imaging systems, artificial organs, prosthetic devices, sports medicine, sensors, computerized diagnosis systems, implants, and biomaterials.
Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of Central Oklahoma provides a rigorous education in engineering and biomedical science that allows graduates with unique abilities to ethically and productively contribute to the regional economy through performance and problem-solving in health-related industry or success in graduate school or medical school. Samples of the specialization courses are human physiology, the principle of biomedical engineering, medical instrumentation, biomedical engineering laboratory, medical imaging, and biomechanics.
The University of Central Oklahoma is committed to providing affordable tuition to our students and their families from all over the world. UCO recognizes and rewards student achievements by offering scholarships and awards on the basis of academic merit, talent in the fine arts or athletics. Other awards are based upon financial need. Students may qualify for both types of awards. On-campus employment is also available to assist international students with their cost of living. International students may apply for on-campus jobs and work up to 20 hours per week after they arrive.
On-campus employment is not guaranteed.
- For a full list of Scholarships available to Undergraduate Freshman students, please Click here.
- For a full list of Scholarships available to Undergraduate Transfer students, please Click here.
- For a full list of Scholarships available to Graduate students, please Click here.
Please note that applying for most of these scholarships does not require any action from a student. Scholarship decision is made by an Admission's Advisor based off your academic and English proficiency scores. The exceptions are President's Leadership Council, Leaders of Tomorrow Council and Legacy Non-Resident Waiver scholarships.
- Leadership Scholarship - $400 (one-time award)
Each Spring semester, several applicants will be awarded pending funding by administration. The elected ISC President will be awarded $1000.00 each Spring and Fall semester.
- International Pageant Scholarship - Scholarship amounts are granted each Spring for the top three winners of male and female category.
- Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Scholarship - up to $1,000 (one-time award). Scholarship is awarded to students based on their GPA and leadership involvement while studying at UCO.
- For a list of other scholarship opportunities, please refer to UCO Scholarships and UCO Scholarship Application Utility.
*In most cases, scholarships are stackable but may not exceed the cost of tuition.
Biomedical Engineering career opportunities include:
- Healthcare: clinical research (e.g., virology, immunology, enzymology), medical devices, equipment
- Pharmacology: drug properties, interactions, application, development
- Environmental: testing, air, water, and waste management, regulation
- Agricultural: crop production, herbicide/pesticide development and application, bio-remediation
- Food science: preservation, nutrition
- Cosmeceutical: development and application
- Forensic: toxicology, DNA analysis, scientific instrumentation
Cost & Fees
- Resident General Tuition Fee per credit hour: $205.35
- Non-Resident General Tuition Fee per credit hour: $344.90
This school offers programs in:
Last updated November 21, 2017