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Engineering Biomedical Engineering for MEs?

  1. Dec 15, 2011 #1
    How does one go about getting into biomedEng with a degree in mechanical engineering. Just the artificial limb and organ side of things?
     
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  3. Dec 15, 2011 #2
    usually it's incredibly easy . . . at least for biomechanics. for artificial organs, you would probably specialize imo depending on your research. the ugrad classes (about 3 of them) deal with the heart and vascular system, liver and kidney, and lungs and blood.

    limbs might apply to biomechanics, so you should really be a good candidate!
     
  4. Dec 15, 2011 #3
    Is for getting into a graduate program, or as in getting a job. I was asking more for getting a job.
     
  5. Dec 15, 2011 #4
    real world jobs exist in the field of bioengineering? this would be the first i've heard of it. . .
     
  6. Dec 15, 2011 #5
    Hahaha there are actually a lot of jobs available for it here in New Orleans. But the requirements for all of them say BS in Biomed Eng or relevant degree. I'm just curious if a degree in MechE is "relevant" enough for something like that, along with some personal learning of the field?
     
  7. Dec 15, 2011 #6
    yeah, go for it . . . it can't hurt.

    see if a community college offers bio1-2 at night . . .
     
  8. Dec 15, 2011 #7
    Ive already taken bio 1 and 2, and physiology and anatomy class.
     
  9. Dec 15, 2011 #8
    you are definitely qualified then, 100%.
     
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