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

New Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

We're now accepting student applications for the new undergraduate program in biomedical engineering! Click the link below to learn more about the application process and access the application. 

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

Featured Video

Mentorship. Community. Opportunity. These are the words recent Hokie grad and new biomedical engineering Ph.D. alumna Nora Hlavac '18 uses to describe her time at Virginia Tech. She's excited about pursuing a career in academia that will allow her to combine her two passions of teaching and research. Her next stop is the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, where she'll continue her research on central nervous system injury and repair in Christine Schmidt's lab.

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.