Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering

_JZ19906Many biomedical engineers, particularly those in research labs, need a graduate degree. The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Biomedical Engineering provides students and practicing engineers with the theoretical and practical experience needed to succeed.

Our program has three objectives:

1) to provide highly trained professionals to serve in academic institutions, government agencies, research labs and manufacturing and service industries

2) to provide minority students a great opportunity for advanced graduate studies

3) to supply additional minority graduates to the Biomedical Engineering field, where they are highly underrepresented

Areas of Specialization

The PhD program in Biomedical Engineering prepares graduates for academic, clinical or industrial research and development in one or more of three cluster areas of specialization:

  • Basic Research in Engineered Tissue Model Systems

BME 5036 Biotran Processes
BME 5105 Biomaterial Science
BME 5316 Molebioprocess Eng
BME 6330 Cell/Tissue Eng I
BME 6716 Math Model of Cells
BME 6750 Artificial Organs
BME 6645 Drug Trans Modeling
BME 6715 Math Model Phys Sys
BME 6266 Advanced Biofluid Mechanics

  • Diagnostic Bioimaging and Sensor Systems

BME 5560 BME Optics
BME 5573 Nanomed
BME 6545 Nanobioelectronics
BME 6405C Med Imag Instr
BME 6564 Optical Imaging
BME 6408 Molecular Imaging
EEE 6286 Biosignal Processing II
EEL 6821 Computer Vision
EEE 6285 Biosignal Processing I
EEL 5820 Digital Image Processing
EEL 6836 Computer Visualization of Brain Electrical Activity

  • Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology

EEL 5820 Digital Image Processing
EEL 6836 Computer Visualization of Brain Electrical Activity
BME 6405C Med Imag Instr
BME 6564 Optical Imaging
BME 6716 Math Model of Cells
EEE 6285 Biosignal Processing I
EEE 6286 Biosignal Processing II

These three areas are served by technological advancements in:

  • Bio-imaging, bio-signal processing and computational modeling
  • Bio-instrumentation, devices and sensors
  • Biomaterials and bio-nano technology
  • Cellular and tissue engineering

Degree Requirements

The PhD program requires 90 credits beyond a BS degree: A minimum of Twenty-seven (27) credit hours coursework and a minimum of 24 credits of dissertation. Applicants with a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, or closely related field, from an accredited institution may be given a maximum of 30 transferred credit hours.

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For PhD Program Advising Contact:

Graduate Program Director
Shuliang Jiao, PhD
email: shjiao@fiu.edu
phone: 305-348-4984