The goal of the Biomedical Engineering department is to educate students in the interdisciplinary fields of engineering and medicine. Students in the master's program receive: 1) sound theoretical instruction in the traditional engineering disciplines; 2) exposure to specialized topics in biomedical engineering, such as biomedical instrumentation, systems physiology, biosensors, biomaterials, biomechanics, and biomedical imaging; and 3) practical training in the form of supervised research projects.
The master's degree program in the Department of Biomedical Engineering is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in research and development, academics, or medicine. The program, which is designed to be completed in two years, consists of 24 credits of course work and a thesis project. A two-semester course, Physiological Foundations in Biomedical Engineering, is required of all students. The remaining course requirements may be tailored to students' backgrounds and interests.
See the BME MSE Advising Manual for more information on deadlines and thesis guidelines.