The booming biomedical industry demands skilled professionals whose expertise can
cross traditional boundaries of science and engineering. Companies are seeking
electrical engineers who understand the medical uses of diagnostic imaging
instrumentation, biotechnology professionals with training in tissue engineering
to develop tissue implants, and mechanical engineers who are well-versed in
biomaterials to design artificial joints.
The certificate in Bioengineering addresses this need through a highly interdisciplinary
course of study that allows students to focus on biomedical instrumentation,
biomedical optics, biomaterials/biotechnology and tissue engineering or other
related areas of study. Courses are taught by faculty in engineering as well as
experienced clinical professionals from Tufts' world-renowned health science schools.
Who Should Apply?
The program is open to students with at least a bachelor's degree in engineering,
science, or health science.
With this certificate engineers can launch careers in biomedical instrumentation
design. Clinical practitioners and technicians can shift careers to biomedical
equipment sales. It is also a useful technology complement for executives, medical
professionals, and policy makers interested in the application of technology to
the medical, business or legal profession.
Students interested in earning a graduate degree can often apply the certificate
courses toward a Tufts master's degree in biomedical engineering or biotechnology
Program of Study
The certificate requires four courses:
- One bioengineering introductory course:
- BME 250 Principals of Biomedical Engineering or
- BME 162 Molecular Biotechnology (key aspects of molecular biology
and engineering aspects of biotechnology)
- One physiology course:
- BME 121/122 Quantitative Physiology I & II (modules include:
General, Neurology/Nose, Skeletal/ Bone, Respiratory, Cardiovascular,
Renal, Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, Eye, Dental)
- One engineering elective in Biomedical Instrumentation, Biomedical
Optics, Biomaterials, Biotechnology or Tissue Engineering
- One capstone course:
- BME 100 Design of Medical Instrumentation or
- BME 153 Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
This certificate is offered in collaboration with the
School of Engineering
and the Tufts Tissue
Engineering Resource Center.
The Tufts Tissue Engineering Resource
Center integrates strong research programs in biotechnology, biomaterials
and tissue engineering, biomedical instrumentation, biomedical optics, and drug
discovery into a new, collaborative 'mega-center' offering unique options for
Please see the
Graduate Programs website for information about current tuition
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