High school students should study mathematics, the physical sciences, and computer application courses. Students are required to complete a bachelor’s degree in engineering, although some college graduates with a degree in physical science or mathematics may qualify for some jobs. Biomedical engineering is one of many engineering branches. While some colleges offer degrees in engineering, others offer 2 or 4-year programs in engineering technology. A standard 4-year program provides course work in mathematics, physics, and chemistry as well as introductory engineering, humanities, social sciences and courses specific to biomedical technology. Graduates of accredited programs, can earn the required registration by acquiring 4 years of work experience consistent with their field of study, and passing an examination. Some students pursue a graduate degree if they wish to work in research or teaching.