If I am to study mechanical engineering and not biology wouldn't I miss a great amount of knowledge concerning living organisms?

Hello! I've just finished high school and it's about time I planned my future career. The truth is that I'm very interested in Biology (specifically cellular/molecular but all other fields are ok as well), but as it seems a biologist can only work in the field of education in my country.I'm also intrigued in Biomedical Engineering. However, local universities don't actually offer such a program, so studying Mechanical Engineering could be an alternative. My question really is; if I am to study mechanical engineering and not biology wouldn't I miss a great amount of knowledge concerning living organisms? How am I going then to excel in Biomedical Engineering even though I get an MSC or MEng?
posted by Mary, Thessaloniki on July 11, 2014