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Biomedical engineering

Biomechanical engineering combines mechanical engineering with the human body. These engineers can build prostheses, develop movement systems for people with spinal injuries, and design advanced athletic equipment.


If you want to help people in your own community or even across the planet who are in need of medical help then biomechanical engineering is the right choice for you.

Biomechanical engineers:

  • Design artificial hearts and pacemakers that may help a person live longer
  • Create lifelike prosthetic limbs for people whose limbs have been amputated   
  • Improve glucose monitors and other medical machines
  • Develop new physiotherapy technologies for people with sports injuries
  • Improve incubators for premature babies

In your community: 

How many people in your community have diabetes? How many children are alive today because of the incubator they were put in after birth?

If you are a biomedical or biomechanical engineer you can improve the health of your friends, family, and community members, and even people in different countries!

If you like...

  • Problem solving
  • Being creative
  • Inventing new things
  • Medicine
  • Working with tools
  • Biology
  • Helping people get better

... you might like Biomechanical Engineering!

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