Careers in biomedical engineering

Kelly Knights holding a 3D-printed hand model in the Victoria Hand Project lab.
Kelly Knights volunteered for many years and completed a co-op placement before starting full-time at the Victoria Hand Project. She is now the Chief Operating Officer, managing the day-to-day operations, leading marketing and fundraising, and supporting VHP’s network of international partners.

What can I do with a degree in biomedical engineering?

Biomedical engineers develop some of the most innovative solutions in healthcare and medicine. When you graduate, you'll be ready to design, develop and maintain the technologies that are advancing human health.

A degree in biomedical engineering can also prepare you for advanced degrees in medicine, science or engineering.

Career options for biomedical engineering graduates

  • Bioengineer
  • Biomechanics engineer
  • Clinical engineer
  • Component engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Healthcare engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Medical imaging
  • Orthopedic engineer
  • Product development engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Rehabilitation engineer
  • Researcher
  • Stem cell engineer
  • Systems designer
  • Tissue engineer

Develop your career

Meet our alumni

Tess Carswell

PhD Candidate
Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria
Tess is a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering at the University of Victoria. She works in the Orthopaedic Technologies & Biomechanics Lab under the supervision of Dr. Josh Giles. Read more
Tia Sojonky

Senior Bioprocess Engineer
STEMCELL Technologies
Tia is a Senior Bioprocess Engineer in the Research and Development department at STEMCELL Technologies. Read more
Kelly Knights

Chief Operating Officer
Victoria Hand Project
Kelly received her B.Eng in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Victoria in 2020 and currently works at Victoria Hand Project, a Canadian charity dedicated to providing prosthetic arms to amputees in-need, worldwide. Read more