Careers in biomedical engineering

Michael Peirone using a 3D printer in a UVic lab
After completing two co-op placements at the Victoria Hand Project, Michael Peirone is now the Chief Operating Officer where he manages day-to-day operations and communicates with the international partners. He has traveled to Nepal, Cambodia and Ecuador to assist in project expansion and fittings.

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
  • 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

More information from UVic Co-op + Careers (PDF)

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Meet our alumni

Azra Rajwani

Jr. BioMedical Engineer, EIT
StarFish Medical

As a biomedical engineer at StarFish Medical, Azra works on both the BioTech team and the Quality Assurance team. Read more

BEng - Biomedical Engineering (2016)

Michael Peirone

Chief Operating Officer
Victoria Hand Project

Michael is the COO for the Victoria Hand Project. He works to provide low-cost, highly functional, 3D printed prosthetic devices to amputees in the developing world. Read more

BEng - Biomedical Engineering (2016)

Sarah Wong

MSc Candidate
Biomedical Engineering, University of Calgary

Sarah is currently completing her MSc by working towards developing a biomaterial to make islet cell transplantation a more feasible therapy for the treatment of Type I diabetes. Read more

BEng - Biomedical Engineering, mechanical stream (2017)