Applying to the New Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

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Applying to the New Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

Virginia Tech’s new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in biomedical engineering has been approved for limited enrollment during its first three years of roll-out. Year 1 will be limited to 40 initial students, Year 2 will be limited to 60 additional admitted students, and Year 3 will be limited to 80 additional admitted students.

This degree is housed within the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, and the student application and selection process will be administered within the department. 

During the 2019-2020 academic year, there will be two application timeframes.  The first timeframe will be in the fall 2019 semester and transfer students who entered VT in summer or fall 2019 will be eligible to apply.  In the spring 2020 semester, the application will be open to all VT students. 

Both of applications timeframes will consist of a three-phase process:

1.      Completion of an online application through BME.

2.      Selected applicants will undergo an interview process with the department.

3.      Accepted students will complete the Change of Major application on Hokie Spa. 

All accepted students must be eligible to change into a degree granted program in the College of Engineering.  More information on the Change of Major process and requirements can be found on the Department of Engineering Education website.  

Application Requirements

Currently, admission is not restricted by degree program or academic level. However, regardless of academic level or coursework completed, students will not be able to graduate with an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering until spring 2022 or later.

Fall 2019 Application and Admittance Timeline for New Transfers (those who entered VT in summer or fall 2019):

·         October 1-15: Complete the BME Application online

·         October 16-23:  Application review

·         October 25:  Applicants selected for interviews will be notified via email

·         October 28-31:  Biomedical engineering undergraduate interviews  

·         November 8: Notifications to those accepted

·         December 9, 2019-January 5, 2020:  Accepted students complete the University Change of Major on Hokie Spa. Additional dates and deadlines for this process can be found on the “How to Declare an Engineering Major” document, under FAQ 3. 

Spring 2020 Application and Admittance Timeline for all VT Students: 

·         February 3-February 14, 2020:  Complete the BME Application online

·         February 17-28, 2020:  Application review

·         March 4, 2020:  Applicants selected for interviews will be notified via email

·         March 16-April 3, 2020:  Biomedical engineering undergraduate interviews

·         April 10, 2020:  Accepted students will be notified via email

·         TBA:  Accepted students complete the University Change of Major on Hokie Spa. Additional dates and deadlines for this process can be found on the “How to Declare an Engineering Major” document, under FAQ 3.

Questions?

If you have questions about the application process for the B.S. in biomedical engineering, please contact BEAM’s undergraduate advisor:

Amanda Sandridge
asandridge@vt.edu