Biomedical Engineering Courses

Students in the Biomedical Engineering graduate program must earn 34 credits. While 28 credits are earned by taking classes, six credits are earned by completing a team-based, publishable graduate-level research project. The core curriculum accounts for 16 credits.

  • BMEG 565: Biomedical Materials and Engineering
  • BMEG 580: Tissue Engineering
  • BMEG/ELEG 412: Bioelectronics
  • BMEG 620-A: Master’s Thesis or Project
  • ENGR 400: Engineering Colloquium


Students will be able to choose from a broad range of concentrations beyond the curriculum.

General MS Requirements

Academic Performance

Students in a degree program who do not maintain a satisfactory record will be separated from the Graduate School. Normally, the accumulation of one “F” grade, or more than one “D” grade, or more than three “C” grades will result in separation.

Course Levels

  • 400-499-generally taken by qualified undergraduates and first year graduate students
  • 500-599- Open to graduate students
  • 600 + – Open to masters and Ph.D. students
  • 700 – Open to Ph.D. students only

Degree Program Requirements

All students studying for the Master of Science degree must have on file an approved program of study on the provided form. Programs of study are worked out between the student and his/her advisor to meet both the student’s desires and the graduate faculty’s philosophy of an integrated program. They must carry the approval of the chair of the department awarding the degree. Changes in the approved program of study must be approved by the student’s program advisor and the department Chair.

Time Limitation and Program Continuity

All requirements for the degree of Master of Science must be completed within six years (twelve consecutive semesters) of the effective start of an approved graduate program of study. Once a program is initiated, the student must maintain continuous enrollment until completion.

Under certain circumstances, a student may be granted permission to interrupt his/her program by petitioning the dean in writing, stating the underlying circumstances. Program interruption without formal permission will constitute grounds for dismissal from the Graduate program.

General Thesis Regulations

Students are encouraged to include a thesis investigation in their approved program of study. Accumulation of thesis semester hours and work done during a thesis investigation must be continuous up to the time of its completion. Only those students designated as regular graduate students who have satisfied the following requirements will be permitted to accumulate thesis credits. During the semester prior to that in which the student desires to initiate his/ her thesis investigation, he/she must have:

  • Included a thesis proposal in his/ her approved program of study
  • Sought and obtained a member of the graduate faculty who agrees to act as his/her thesis advisor
  • Submitted a completed thesis proposal form to the department in which the degree is to be awarded
  • Form a Thesis Committee, appointed by the department chair, consisting of at least 3 members of the graduate faculty (including the advisor as committee chair)

Students should obtain a copy of “Specifications for Master’s Thesis” from the office of the department chair which describes via requirements in details. All theses in Engineering must be presented at a faculty-graduate seminar. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that this requirement is fulfilled, and that written notice of the presentation is distributed to all interested persons at least one week before the event.

Students who are in the process of completing a thesis are required to register for at least two semester hours of thesis in each semester. They must actively engage in that activity under faculty guidance. Semester hours thus accumulated that total more than the approved program-of-study requirement are not counted toward the degree.

Upon successful completion of the thesis, and acceptance by the Thesis Committee, the student becomes eligible for the degree provided all other requirements in the program of study are completed.

Curriculum Map

First Semester

BMEG 412Introduction to Biomedical Engineering3
BMEG 569Advanced Biomedical Materials and Engineering3
BMEG 508Biomechanics3
BMEG 546Biosignal Processing3
BMEG 540Advanced Cellular and Molecular Biology3
BMEG 520Physiology3

Second Semester

BMEG 560Advanced Tissue Engineering3
BMEG 511Design and development of Biomedical Instrument3
BMEG 507Algorithm in Bioinformatics3
BMEG 451Introduction to BioMEMS3
BMEG 452Biomedical Imaging3
BMEG 530Instrumentation and Laboratory Experience3

Third Semester

BMEG 440Ergonomic Factors in Design3
BMEG 541Foundations of Biotechnology and Bioenterpreneurship3
BMEG 503Biometrics3
BMEG 571Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research1
BMEG 531Robotics in Bioengineering3

Fourth Semester

BMEG 506Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems3
BMEG 620Research Based Project6
BMEG 533Communication Engineering in Biomedical Systems3
BMEG 534Electrochemistry in Biological Systems3

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