The Research Track has a minimum of 24 semester credits of course work, a minimum of six semester credits of Master’s Thesis, one semester of the Biomedical Engineering Seminar, or a three-credit hour capstone project. Before the end of the second term, you and your advisor will complete a study plan of the courses for the program.

Biomedical Engineering Core

If you’re in the Research Track, you must take at least three graduate-level courses offered by BME or other departments in one specialty area, and at least one course in each of the remaining specialty areas. The current specialty areas are:

  • Basic Research in Engineered Tissue Model Systems
  • Diagnostic Bioimaging and Sensor Systems
  • Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology

Life Science Core
(3 credits)

Select one of the following courses with advisor approval:

  • BME 5316 Molecular Bioprocess Engineering
  • BSC 5935 Topics in Biology (Neurobiology)
  • BSC 5935 Topics in Biology (Sensory Neurobiology)
  • CHM 5325 Physical Chemistry of Proteins
  • CHM 5506 Physical Biochemistry
  • CHM 5503 Physical Chem of Nucleic Acids
  •  EXP 5667 Cognitive Neuroscience
  • OTH 5427 Neurorehabilitation Approaches in OT
  • PCB 5835 Neurophysiology + PCB 5835L Neurophysiology lab
  • PCB 6025 Molecular and Cellular Biology I
  • PCB 6027 Molecular and Cellular Biology II
  • PHT 5174 Analysis of Movement and Function
  • PHT 5174L Analysis of Movement and Function Lab
  • PHT 5180 Musculoskeletal Diagnosis and Management I + PHT 5180L Musculoskeletal Diagnosis and Management I Lab
  • PHZ 6255 Molecular Biophysics
  • ZOO 5371 Applied Musculoskeletal Systems + ZOO 5371L Applied Musculoskeletal Systems Lab
  • ZOO 5746 Comparative Neurobiology
  • ZOO 5745 Advanced Neuroanatomy
  • ZOO 5746 Comparative Neurobiology

Mathematics Core (6 credits)

  • BME 6705 Nonlinear Systems Applications in Life Science
  • and one of the following courses:
  • STA 5126 Fund Design of Experiments
  • STA 6176 Biostatistics
  • STA 5206 Design of Experiments 3

BME 6936 Biomedical Engineering Seminar (0 credits)

You must attend a minimum of 12 research seminars organized by the Department of Biomedical Engineering or another engineering/science academic program to earn the Biomedical Engineering Seminar credit.

Biomedical Engineering Research

1. BME 6970 Master’s Thesis 6

You’re required to complete a thesis research project under the supervision of an advisor and committee. When the thesis research is completed, you should schedule and conduct a defense with an examining committee appointed through the Graduate School. At the conclusion of the defense, the committee will agree upon the outcome pass or fail and report the results to the Graduate School.

2. BME 6907 Master’s Project

A research the will address contemporary topics and trends in biomedical engineering technology development. The project will require a formal report and presentation upon completion.

Non-Degree seeking students

You may take classes as a non-degree seeking student while you apply for admission. Up to 12 credits (4 classes) may be applied to your degree if you’re accepted into the program.

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