Certificate in Biomedical Engineering

Certificate students in lab

The certificate in biomedical engineering addresses the industry's need for highly trained biomedical engineering professionals through an 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.

Current students in a Tufts MS program must formally apply for a certificate program, and be admitted at least two semesters before completing their primary graduate degree program, in order to be eligible to receive a concurrent certificate.  Please see the SOE Graduate Handbook for additional information about this policy.