Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

The overall objective of the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree is to provide training relevant to professional employment in a BME-related field. A minimum total of 32 credit hours is required for this degree, of which at least 24 credit hours must come from coursework; six to eight credit hours of research are required. This degree requires completion of a written dissertation and a subsequent oral defense of it before an approved master's thesis examination committee.

Admission Criteria

Because the M.S. degree requires the time and frequently the resources of a faculty mentor to be available in order to adequately execute the research component of the degree, the BME department will admit candidates who not only have the credentials suitable for this degree but for which a department faculty member consents to serve as the candidate’s research mentor.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Minimum Degree Credits 32
Maximum 400-Level Credit 12
Required Courses (11)
BME 500Intro to Biomedical Engrg2
BME 533Biostatistics3
or BME 433 BME Applications of Statistics
or CHE 426 Statistical Tools Engineers
or MATH 425 Statistical Methods
BME 453Quantitative Physiology3
BME 553Adv Quantitative Physiology3
Choose 1 of the 3 following area of focus options: Medical Devices and Biomaterials, Biomedical Data Science and Modeling, or Thesis
MEDICAL DEVICES AND BIOMATERIALS OPTION 
Medical Devices and Biomaterials Core (12)
BME 525Introduction to Medical Device3
or BME 425 Med Dev/BIOMEMS/Microfluidics
BME 526Advanced Design3
CHE 580Biomaterials3
IDX 542Analysis + Synthesis in Design3
Medical Devices and Biomaterials Electives (9)
Three credits of 400- or 500-level Engineering, Math, Computer Science, or Life Sciences with Advisor Approval (Recommended to choose from Choose 2 list below) 13
Choose 2 courses (6 credits) from the following list 36
Intro to Reg Sci Engr3
Biotechnology for Engineers3
Cell Biomechanics3
Cell Biomechanics
Quant Aspects Cell/Tissue Engg3
Quant Aspects Cell/Tissue Engg
Engineering World Health3
Engineering World Health
Special Problems1-6
Entrepreneurship & IP Mgmt3
Polymerization Reaction Engrg3
Polymer Processing3
Bioprocess Engineering3
Pharmaceutical Engineering3
Drug Delivery3
Finite Elmnt Methods in Engrg3
Bio-Nanotechnology3
BIOMEDICAL DATA SCIENCE AND MODELING OPTION
Biomedical Data Science and Modeling Core (12)
BIOL 550Bioinformatics3
BME 522Math Methods in BME3
or BME 422 Math Methods for Boimdel Engrs
or CHE 439 Numerical Data Analysis
or CHE 535 Applctn Math Cheml Engrg
BME 560Methods in Biomedical Data Sci3
ECE 566Machine and Deep Learning3
Biomedical Data Science and Modeling Electives (9)
Three credits of 400- or 500-level Engineering, Math, Computer Science, or Life Sciences with Advisor Approval (Recommended to choose from Choose 2 list below) 13
Choose 2 courses (6 credits) from the following list 36
Genetics Engineering Scientist3
Population Genetics3
Reaction Kinetics for BME3
Reaction Kinetics for BME
Intro to Molecular Imaging3
Intro to Molecular Imaging
Neuroimaging3
Neuroimaging
Quantitative Neural Function3
Quantitative Neural Function
Advnc Mass Trnsprt Biomed Engr3
Mass Trnsprt for Biomdel Engrs
Special Problems1-6
Database Organization3
Advanced Data Mining3
Deep Learning3
Interact/Trans Mach Learning3
Machine Learning3
Applied Optimization Engrgs3
THESIS OPTION 
Thesis Core (9)
BME 501Communication Skills in BME1
BME 591Research & Thesis MS Degree8
Thesis Electives (12)
Choose 2 courses (6 credits) of 400- or 500-level Engineering, Math, Computer Science, or Life Sciences with Advisor Approval 16
Choose 6 credits of 400- or 500-level BME 26
1

Life Science, Advanced Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering Courses:

6 Credits in MATH 400:599, BIOL 400:599, CHEM 400:599, PHYS 400:599, BME 400:599 (excluding BME 492 and BME 597), CAE 400:599, CS 400:599, CHE 400:599, MMAE 400:599, ECE 400:599. Excluding 591 courses from all disciplines. Advisor approval required.

2

Biomedical Engineering Electives:

6 Credits in BME 400:599 (Excluding BME 492, BME 503-510, BME 591, BME 594, and BME 597), ENGR 498, 595. 

3

Alternative 400- or 500-level electives in Engineering, Math, Life Science or Computer Science can be considered with Advisor Approval