Two Programs, One Vision

The Virginia Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) combines fundamental and applied mechanics with biomedical science in a unique multidisciplinary interface. Together we tackle the world's most pressing engineering problems with a focus on applications that improve the quality of life. 

Areas of Study

Biomedical Engineering

It's consistently one of the  fastest growing degree tracks, and our program offers unique, world-renowned opportunities for research as well as academic study. From biomechanics to translational cancer research, we offer a variety of pathways to students.
Programs: Undergraduate | Graduate

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Engineering science and mechanics provides a strong foundation in engineering theory and application that bridges many areas of the discipline. Upon graduation, our alumni find a wide range of options available to them in both industry and academia.
Programs: Undergraduate | Graduate

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Come Study With Us

With a focus on high-impact educational practices, BEAM students in both graduate and undergraduate programs have access to a variety of hands-on learning experiences. Opportunities include research alongside program faculty, access to internships, and a focus on entrepreneurial practices – among others.