Featured News

Going to school with mom

Shamus Roeder will graduate from the University of Iowa this spring with a master’s degree in biomedical engineering.

But the UI will still have plenty of Roeders to go around. Shamus’ brothers, Tristan and Teagan, and his mother, Shona, still will be students.

“We’re all here...

Read more about Going to school with mom

Showcase BME Homepage

Where students become engineers...and something more.

Engineering students at Iowa are smart, interesting people. They are also international travelers, Big Ten athletes, Hawkeye Marching Band members, leaders of student organizations, fraternity and sorority members, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, hospital volunteers, student senators, dance marathoners, intramural competitors, researchers, and more. Explore our academic programs.

About Biomedical Engineering



Biomedical Engineering undergraduates may choose to follow one of four tracks: Bioinformatics, Bioimaging, Biomechanics and Biomaterials, or Cellular Engineering. Each track may have a pre-medicine designation.


From the lab to the clinic: our graduate program enjoys well-established collaboration with one of the top hospitals (UIHC) in the nation. The department offers fast-track B.S.E./M.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees.


Scientific discovery aimed at improving healthcare, through interdisciplinary research and education, is a prime goal of BME faculty. In collaboration with faculty across campus, we endeavor to push forward new developments in biomedical research.
Submit a Project

Submit a Project

If you have an idea for a biomedical device, software program, or have identified an unmet need that may have an application in the clinic or in research, our Senior Design students may be able to work with you to design & build prototypes.

A few facts about our department

Median salary of our 2015-2016 BME graduates
Undergraduate placement rate
of our biomedical engineering students are women
Learn more about the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering