Master of Science in Medical Devices and Biomaterials

The overall objective of the Master of Medical Device and Biomaterials is to provide education and training relevant to the design and development of medical devices. Special emphasis is placed on principles of engineering design methodology, computational and modeling aspects of medical devices, and design and use of biomaterials in medical devices. Students will be encouraged to apply for internship and co-op opportunities. The student must have a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA in an engineering or science bachelor’s program to be admitted. Candidates should have prior coursework that demonstrates proficiency in math.

The admission requirements for the degree include a relevant undergraduate degree with the following minimum requirements: an earned GPA of 3.0, GRE composite score of 300 and quantitative score of 80%, 2 semesters of Calculus and 1 semester of Differential Equations.


Requirement Credits
Minimum Credits Required 32
Maximum 400-Level Credit 12
Maximum 500-Level Credit 20
Maximum Transfer Credit 9
Maximum 700-Level Credit 6
Required Courses (20-21)
BME 500Intro to Biomedical Engrg2-3
BME 525Introduction to Medical Device3
BME 526Advanced Design3
BME 533Biostatistics3
BME 553Quantitative Physiology3
CHE 580Biomaterials3
IDX 542Analysis + Synthesis in Design3
Elective Courses (12)
Select 2 courses from the following list (6 credits) plus an additional 6 credits of Math/Life Science/Eng courses recommended from this list. Other courses may be selected with adviser approval prior to course registration.12
Cell Biomechanics ((or))3
Quant Aspects Cell/Tissue Engg ((or))3
Toxicology ((or))3
Special Projects 13-6
Entrepreneurship & IP Mgmt ((or))3
Drug Delivery ((or))3
Finite Elmnt Methods in Engrg3
Total Credit Hours32-33