Biomedical Engineering

Become an innovator in the biomedical engineering field.

In a world where technological advancements and increased life expectancy are shaping the future, the demand for biomedical devices, procedures, and innovative solutions is skyrocketing. Pursuing an advanced degree in biomedical engineering opens up even greater opportunities for professionals in this field.

Our flexible 32-credit MS-BME program is designed to accommodate the needs of both full-time students and working professionals aspiring to become pioneers in biomedical engineering. Students will have unparalleled access to cutting-edge research facilities, collaborating closely with accomplished faculty members.

Upon graduation, our students will possess the skills to conduct research and engineering design for academia, government, and various industries related to human health. Furthermore, those with ambitions of pursuing a PhD or professional medical education will have a solid foundation to build upon.

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Program Information

This is a dynamic 32-credit program that offers both thesis and non-thesis options, providing students with a comprehensive education and specialized expertise in Biomedical Engineering.

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Hear From An Alum

Courtney Battles in BME lab

"The Biomedical Engineering program fosters an environment in which I am motivated to push myself to achieve greater success than I imagined. I couldn't ask for a better program to prepare me for the future and to reach my dreams."

Courtney Battles BME Class of 2019

Prepared For Anything

By successfully completing this program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of biomedical engineering, showcasing a breadth of knowledge in the field.
  2. Develop specialized expertise in a specific area of biomedical engineering through rigorous coursework or research.
  3. Acquire proficiency in utilizing state-of-the-art engineering tools, techniques, and skills necessary for real-world engineering practice.
  4. Display an awareness of contemporary ethical questions and the ability to engage with critical issues in biomedical engineering.
  5. For students opting for the thesis option, gain invaluable research experience that leads to publishable work, contributing to the body of knowledge in the field.

Embark on this transformative journey and emerge as a highly skilled and sought-after professional in the exciting realm of biomedical engineering.

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General Overview

The Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering offers a comprehensive 32-credit program, allowing students to choose between a thesis or non-thesis track. The thesis option provides valuable research experience and the opportunity to produce publishable work. The curriculum comprises a biomedical engineering core (15 credits), approved electives (9 credits), and two seminars (1 credit each). Thesis students engage in 6 credits of research, while non-thesis students take an additional 6 credits in electives. 

Suggested Courses

  • BMED 501 BME Graduate Seminar I
  • BMED 502 BME Graduate Seminar II
  • BMED 510 Modern Methods in BME I
  • BMED 511 Modern Methods in BME II
  • BMED 530 Engineering Computation I
  • BMED 531 Engineering Computation II
  • BMED 544 Intro to Biomedical Imaging
  • BMED 548 Intro to Tissue Engineering
  • BMED 550 Environmental Adaptations and Rehab Tech
  • BMED 551W Biomedical Microdevices I
  • BMED 552 Biomedical Microdevices II
  • BMED 553 Mathematical Modeling in Cell & Tissue Engineering
  • BMED 556 Digital Image Processing Using MATLAB
  • BMED 547 FDA Approval Process for Medical Devices