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Global Biomedical Engineering

Location #86315, N Center 3F
Address Seobu-ro 2066, Jangan-gu, 16419, Suwon, Republic of Korea
Telephone +82-31-299-4340
Biomedical Engineering

Introduction of the Department

As the demands of bio-health care continuously increase according to changes of population structure, it is expected that in the future medical science will depend heavily on engineering development, and the field of medical equipment will occupy a trillion won in the market. For this reason, BME is already emerging as a core business and spotlighted as a field with many opportunities in the future.

However in Korea, BME is still in the early stages and focusing on cultivating the operating manpower of medical equipment, rather than developing research.To accelerate the take-off of 'Global Leading University' by cultivating creative next generation elite and making world class research results, SKKU established the Department of Biomedical Engineering (Undergraduate/Graduate) in 2015.


The BME department is a new concept still in its early stages in Korea, but is well established in other countries, including the US. It has emerged as a field that is the most promising over a 2 year period and in the next 10 years, it is expected to develop as the most general and promising occupation in Korea.

SKKU BME is planning to classify career options into two pathways (employment or research) and suggests a specific road map for Post-doc, research professors of national institutes and college, and full-time professors after graduation.

The department also plans to strengthen Industrial Cooperation Systems for students who want to go to global HME companies such as; Siemens, GE, Samsung and so on. For this system, we are offering systemized assistance programs for graduate students to enhance their capabilities to compete in a global, competitive society.

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