Carnegie Mellon University


Carnegie Mellon Biomedical Engineering seeks to transform healthcare for all.


The mission of Carnegie Mellon Biomedical Engineering is to provide impactful, enabling, and inclusive education and research at the intersection of quantitative engineering and biomedicine. Our education and research challenges boundaries to develop future leaders and solutions for societal needs and human health.



What Makes Us Unique

CMU is the place
— to create the future,
— to generate engineering solutions for medicine and healthcare,
— to define what biomedical engineering will be.

We are not just predicting the future. We are making the future happen.

Explore the Uniqueness of BME at CMU.


Faculty-to-Student Ratio


Core Research Areas

Faculty & Staff

  • Total sixty-one full-time faculty members, affiliated with four colleges

  • Twenty-seven adjunct faculty members, among them many physicians, who teach courses and facilitate clinical exposure opportunities

  • Nine department staff members in addition to the Department Head for managing administrative matters and multiple staff members shared with other departments

Education Programs

  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering as an Additional Major
  • Minor in Biomedical Engineering
  • M.S. in Biomedical Engineering - Research
  • M.S. in Biomedical Engineering – Applied Study
  • M.S. in Computational Biomedical Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

Student Body

  • Approximately 215 undergraduate majors

  • Approximately 35 undergraduate minors

  • Approximately 136 M.S. students

  • Approximately 66 Ph.D. students