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Course Requirements

The master of engineering degree requires 30 credit hours beyond the undergraduate program. The curriculum consists of 21 credits in biomedical engineering, three credits in advanced mathematics, and an eight-credit-hour design project.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR 30 HOURS

  • Biomedical Engineering Core 12 Hrs.
  • BME 5003 Principles of Biomedical Engineering (3)
  • BME 5013 Applied Anatomy & Physiology (3)
  • BME 5103 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (3)
  • BME 5203 Introduction to Biomaterials (3)
  • Biomedical Engineering Electives 9-12 Hrs.
  • BME 5023 Biomedical Measurements & Instrumentation (3)
  • BME 5043 Finite Element Analysis (3)
  • BME 5113 Kinematics of Human Motion (3)
  • MAE 5583 Design of Experiments (3)
  • Mathematics (3)
  • And 400-level mathematics course
  • Capstone/Design Project 3-6 Hrs.
  • BME 600X Capstone/Design Project

Total in Degree Program 30 Hrs.


The Master's of Engineering with a major in Biomedical Engineering may serve as a stand-alone, one year program for working adults or as a fifth year of study for traditional engineering students.

Well-qualified high school graduates may be admitted directly into the five-year bachelor of science/master of engineering program. These students will change to graduate status when they have attained 132 credit hours, at which time they must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. (Students who do not meet this standard will not be given graduate status and will be awarded the appropriate bachelor′s degree when all the bachelor of science requirements have been met).

Students attaining graduate status will be awarded both the bachelor of science in the appropriate engineering field and the master of engineering degree when all requirements for both degrees have been completed.

Returning students seeking  only the master of engineering degree must have a bachelor of science degree in an appropriate engineering field or a closely related discipline.  An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required.

Only approved transfer credits from another institution will be allowed, and courses used to satisfy the requirements of a bachelor′s degree cannot be applied toward the master′s degree.

Applicants whose native language is not English must have a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.

Due to the interdisciplinary character of biomedical engineering, some students may have areas of deficiency that will have to be remedied prior to or during their first year of graduate work.  Biomedical engineering graduate students must demonstrate competence in the following areas:

  1. One course in organic chemistry or biochemistry     
  2. One course in basic cell biology or introductory physiology, including a laboratory experience 
  3. Two semesters of college physics Mathematics sequence through differential equations 
  4. Two courses in either engineering mechanics (such as statics, dynamics and/or solid mechanics), fluid mechanics or thermodynamics 
  5. Introductory course in materials science