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Graduate Program

Master's Program

Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 SHUs and the fulfillment of the number of courses required by the program with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-.

Core Courses – Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program
Course Course Name Brief Description
BME 250
(3 SHUs)
Principles of Biomedical Engineering The role of biomedical engineering in the diagnosis and treatment of various pathologies such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and neurological disorders.
BME 141
(3 SHUs)
Analytical Tools of Biomedical Engineering Statistical methods of data analysis with emphasis upon biomedical applications.
BME 162
(3 SHUs)
Molecular Biotechnology Overview of key aspects of molecular biology and engineering aspects of biotechnology. Topics include molecular biology, recombinant DNA techniques, immunology, cell biology, protein purification, fermentation, cell culture, combinatorial methods, bioethics, and bioinformatics.

Requirements include:

  • Master of Science
    • 2 of the 3 core courses (listed above)
    • 7 BME electives
    • Professional development course (Engineering Management)
    • One of the electives may be the BME 299 project course.
  • Master of Science with thesis
    • 2 of the 3 core courses (listed above)
    • 3 BME electives
    • 1 elective course approved by advisor
    • BME 299 Original Research Presentation course
    • 3-credit thesis (research committee meetings and thesis defense)

Additional program details are provided in the Graduate Handbook which is revised at the beginning of each academic year.