MS - Biomedical Engineering
Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineering applies engineering and science methodologies to the analysis of biological and physiological problems and the delivery of healthcare. The biomedical engineer serves as an interface between traditional engineering disciplines and living systems, and may focus on either applying the patterns of living organisms to engineering design or engineering new approaches to human health. A biomedical engineer may use their knowledge of engineering to create new equipment or environments for such purposes as maximizing human performance or providing noninvasive diagnostic tools. Students can choose elective courses in their area of interest offered by other engineering disciplines.
The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering is offered with both thesis and nonthesis options. Each option requires a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of coursework. Prior to the completion of nine credit hours, the student must submit a master’s degree program indicating specific courses to be taken. For the thesis option, up to six credit hours of thesis work may be included. For the nonthesis option, a student may replace the thesis with additional elective courses. A final program examination is required in both options. Generally, students wishing to pursue an academic career are encouraged to choose the thesis option.
The program requirements include two required and three core courses from the list below for a total of 15 semester credit hours. The remaining 15 credit hours can be electives selected in consultation with the academic advisor (nonthesis option) and may include six credit hours of thesis (thesis option).
Students enrolled in the master’s degree program are expected to successfully complete the following:
|BIO 5210||Applied Physiology||3|
|BME 5702||Biomedical Applications in Physiology||3|
|Core Courses (choose three)||9|
|BME 5103||Transport Processes in Bioengineering|
|BME 5259||Medical Imaging|
|BME 5710||Orthopedic Biomechanics|
|BME 5720||Biomedical Instrumentation|
|BME 5569||Biomaterials and Tissue Regeneration|
|Electives (nonthesis) or||15|
|BME 5999||Thesis (thesis option) up to 6 semester credit hours|
|Electives (thesis option) up to 9 semester credit hours|
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 30