Preparing for a Future in BME

You've decided on a career in biomedical engineering, and are looking at Purdue and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering for your degree. You know that the application process is extremely competitive, but you are up to the challenge. You want to be the best of the best, and wonder what you can do to prepare while still in high school.

Some of the best things to do are:

  • Take as much math, science (chemistry, physics, biology), and English as possible. A speech course is also encouraged to help develop communication skills.
  • Computer programming, engineering, drafting or mechanical drawing courses are encouraged if your high school includes these in its curriculum.
  • Gain experience in the medical or engineering fields. Job shadowing, talking with a professional, or attending a summer engineering camp are all recommended activities.
  • Reading about biomedical engineering either through internet searches or your local library would be a great way to expand your knowledge.

Doing these things, and seeking out other opportunities to expand your knowledge and education, will help you with your studies and with applying for the degree program you desire.