Overview

Many biomedical engineers, particularly those in research labs, need a graduate degree. The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering provides students and practicing engineers with the theoretical and practical experience needed to succeed.

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Learning Goals

After completing your degree, you will be able to:

  • Develop and utilize the fundamentals of cutting-edge BME technologies
  • Exhibit a broad understanding of existing BME research fields
  • Demonstrate leadership in team-based multidisciplinary collaborations
  • Design, conduct and present a BME research project
  • Gain and apply knowledge in advanced BME topics and related laboratory techniques
  • Display appropriate professional behavior and principles of ethical conduct

Careers and Salaries

Areas of Research

Basic Research in Engineered Tissue Model Systems research focuses on cell and engineered tissue mechanics with application in cardiovascular regenerative medicine. The goal is to integrate the various areas of differential mechano-regulation of stem cells towards the cardiovascular phenotype as well as the synthesis of viable engineered cardiovascular tissues, particularly, heart valves.  This goal fragments into multiple areas of study:

Diagnostic Bioimaging and Sensor Systems research focuses on developing non-destructive optical and mechanical technologies that can detect disease development and tissue injuries in vivo. These techniques can be either one-dimensional (i.e., point detection) or multi-dimensional (i.e., imaging).  The potential medical applications for such techniques, once developed, are abundant.

Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology research focuses on biologically inspired technologies to interface with the nervous system to repair and promote recovery of lost function after trauma or disease. Research in this area includes behavioral studies, electrophysiology techniques, computational neuroscience, and machine learning methods to determine the mechanism of disease, to create new research paradigms and develop new treatments.

Courses

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Requirements

Please review the admission requirements and the graduation requirements below and contact an advisor if you need more information.

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