KOREA UNIVERSITY School of Biosystem and Biomedical Science

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Employment and Careers

Career Paths After Graduation

Biomedical engineering’s ultimate objective is to diagnose and treat disease, to help overcome disabilities, and furthermore to enable people to live healthier lives. A role in the biomedical engineering field is not limited to merely developing medical equipment but includes participation in all the steps related to dealing within people's illnesses, from diagnosis and treatment to prognosis and aftercare. It also involves the development of fundamental solutions for disease, such as artificial organs and transplants. And because of the importance of the biomedical information field, which accounts for enormous amounts of patient information and the design of hospital databases and other systems, biomedical engineering has a vital role to play in the overall future of medicine. Therefore, upon graduating from the School of Biomedical Engineering, access to the aforementioned positions within corporations, research institutes, universities, and government agencies is guaranteed.

Major Employers

  • Business :
    Conglomerates that have medical equipment-related business units, healthcare companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical science and medical engineering companies such as GE, Siemens, Philips, Samsung, LG, and SKT.
  • Research Institutes :
    Government funded research institutes and corporate-affiliated research institutes such as The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, and The Korea Research Institute of Bio Science.
  • Government/Public Institutes :
    The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, The Ministry of Health and Welfare, and The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
  • Academia :
    Admission to graduate schools and employment as professors in relevant fields such as medical engineering/electrical electronics/computer engineering/mechanical engineering, and admission to medical specialty graduate schools and dentistry specialty graduate schools.

Relevant certifications

Biomedical Engineer