Certificate in Biophotonics

Aseema Mohanty, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Engineering at the Tufts University School of Engineering, works with students in the lab.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a certificate in Biophotonics that is designed to provide students with the skills needed to pursue advanced study and/or careers in bio- and nano-photonics. The certificate can be completed on a part-time schedule, in as few as two semesters. Students interested in earning a graduate program can often apply course credits towards the MS in Biophotonics program. 

Program of Study

Core Courses (required):

  • BME 151: Introduction to Biophotonics
  • BME 215: Optics and Wave Motion

Lab Course* (choose one):

  • BME 156: Biophotonics Lab
  • BME 157: Biomaterial Characterization Lab

*If lab courses are not offered in a given year, the program requirement may be replaced with BME 293 - Special Topics: Non-Thesis Graduate Research.

Elective Course (choose one)

  • BME 100: Design of Medical Instrumentation
  • BME 143: Biological Systems Analysis
  • BME 193: Optical Signals and Image Analysis Methods Using Machine Learning
  • EE 125: Digital Signal Processing
  • EE 133: Digital Image Processing
  • EE 193: Nanophotonics

The program is administered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering with additional support from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Data Intensive Studies Center.