University Engineering Program University Engineering Program

University engineering program

Launch a focused technical engineering career in R&D, Operations or Quality through the hands-on opportunities of the Edwards University Engineering Program. Pair up with a dedicated senior-level engineer for mentorship guidance — a resource to help you navigate your way through our culture and your professional development as you dive deep into rigorous and appealing projects. Your work will be concentrated in one of four business units: Cardiac Surgery Systems, Critical Care, Heart Valve Therapies, or Transcatheter Heart Valves. The program culminates with direct entry into an engineering role, one that gives you the chance to make your mark in Research, Product Development, Manufacturing, or Quality.

Become a part of our culture

In addition to the ongoing guidance and support you’ll receive from a dedicated senior-level engineering mentor, we pave the way for your success through the Edwards University Summer Program. Our program offers exposure to different perspectives while fostering connections with peers and mentors throughout the organization.

What we do

The Edwards University Engineering Program puts you at the forefront of medical technology, innovation, and operations. It’s the perfect place for those with a passion for improving the lives of patients around the world.

  • Cardiac Surgery Systems: Our design and development of instruments for access and protection spans the full range of surgical procedures (traditional to minimally invasive).
  • Critical Care Products: Edwards’ extensive line of hemodynamic monitoring solutions advances the care and treatment of the critically ill.
  • Heart Valve Therapies: These leading-edge technologies include tissue replacement heart values and heart valve repair products.
  • Vascular Therapies: The Edwards line of clot management and vascular therapy products treat advanced cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular disease.

Get the most out of your program

The tools you need to begin your pursuit of a meaningful career with real impact are within your reach at Edwards. Those who are most likely to excel in the University Engineering Program have had some technical exposure in Lean/Six Sigma, Commercialization, Research & Development, Manufacturing, or Quality Engineering, along with projects, work experience, or internships that demonstrate technical capability. You’ll also want to leverage your existing engineering and technical knowledge, plus your ability to work effectively with a diverse team. Finally, exceptional analytical abilities along with strong communication and collaboration skills balance the characteristics needed for a successful career.

What you need

We look for the following credentials when hiring new graduates for our University Engineering Program:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering from an accredited university
  • Anticipated Fall or Spring graduation date
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Authorization

In addition, Edwards considers a broad range of engineering backgrounds, including Biomedical, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Packaging, Industrial, Materials, Manufacturing, Quality, and Management.

How to apply

Initial interviews are typically conducted on select university campuses during fall visits. This allows our managers, technical experts and program alumni to get a better sense of your talents and goals while helping you understand more about the program. To be considered, submit your resume to your campus career center in the Fall. Resume submission deadlines are typically one to two weeks after campus fairs. Even if you’re not a student at one of the universities we visit, we encourage you to apply through our website.

Finalists from our campus interviews are invited to our global headquarters in Irvine, California, to participate in a multi-interview process. Plus, candidates get to tour the facilities, meet current employees, and explore the beauty of Irvine and its surrounding communities. Offers are extended in November for February or July start dates.

Key dates

  • September-October: Campus Visits & Interviews
  • Late October: Invitations to attend Engineering New Grad Weekend
  • Late November: Engineering New Grad Weekend
  • By November 30: Completion of offers and follow-up communications
  • February or July: First day of an exceptional Edwards career!

Please review our recruiting calendar and contact your university’s career center for more information.


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