MS in Bioengineering

The bioengineering master's program has two components: an interdisciplinary core curriculum, including one class outside of students' chosen sub-specialty to increase the breadth of bioengineering knowledge; and courses required by the department for students' chosen track. Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 SHUs and the fulfillment of at least 10 courses at the 100-level or above with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-.

The bioengineering master's program has six tracks:

  • Bioinformatics (Computer Science)
  • Biomaterials (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Biomechanical Systems and Devices (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Cell and Bioprocess Engineering (Chemical and Biological Engineering)
  • Environmental Biotechnology (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Signals and Systems (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Core curriculum (Total 12 SHUs)
Choose 1 (3 SHUs) BME 162: Molecular Biotechnology (3 SHUs)
CHBE 162: Molecular Biotechnology (3 SHUs)
BIO 162: Molecular Biotechnology (3 SHUs)
BIO 105: Molecular Biology (3 SHUs)
Seminar (Total 3 SHUs)
BioE 291: Bioengineering Seminar (2 SHUs)
BioE 292: Bioengineering Seminar (1 SHU)
Choose 1 (3 SHUs) CHBE 194: Data Science in Biotechnology (3 SHUs)
CHBE 170: Design of Experiments (3 SHUs)
EE 104: Probabilistic Systems Analysis# (3 SHUs)
BME 143: Biological Systems Analysis (3 SHUs)
Choose 1 (3 SHUs):
Breadth requirement
One course from another track in the Bioengineering Master's Program (3 SHUs)1

#Additional Math selections may be substituted for EE-104 by petition of the admission committee, BME-143-01 (Biological Systems Analysis) or CHBE-170 (Design And Analysis Of Experiments).

1Advisor approval is required.