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What should I know about majoring in Biomedical Engineering?

For those who have chosen Biomedical Engineering as a major, could you guys tell me what the workload is like and how it has advantaged you in the admissions process or in professional opportunities?

7 months ago

Hey there! My child is currently majoring in Biomedical Engineering, and from what I've observed, the workload is quite substantial. They're often juggling a mix of demanding courses, from organic chemistry to biomechanics, and it certainly requires strong time management skills. The projects can be intensive too, often involving team collaboration, which has been a fantastic way for them to build communication skills that are valuable in the professional world.

As for admissions, having a clear interest in Biomedical Engineering can indeed be an advantage. For example, my child's high school involvement in a science fair project related to biosensors showcased a deep interest in the field and likely helped them stand out in their college applications. Professionally, the interdisciplinary nature of their coursework has opened doors for internships in both engineering firms and medical research labs. Companies and grad schools seem to appreciate the unique blend of skills that Biomedical Engineering students bring to the table. Just remember, passion and personal interest in the field go a long way in both admissions and career opportunities. Best of luck to you!

7 months ago

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