Biomedical Engineering, MS

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Graduate study in biomedical engineering prepares students to use contemporary methods at an advanced level during a professional career in engineering design, development, and research.

Each student's course of study is based on individual background, career objectives, and sound academic practice. An individual program for each student may be developed from courses offered by the Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering and other departments, especially mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physiology, mathematics, and biological sciences. Students who want a more general program may combine emphases, while those who want some specialization in a particular field can achieve their goals through the combination of departmental courses and appropriate electives from other departments in the College of Engineering and the university.

Learning Outcomes

By completing the graduate curriculum in biomedical engineering, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate broad knowledge of the field of biomedical engineering and deep knowledge in their specific area of study;
  • communicate complex technical ideas concisely and effectively to both general and specialized audiences through verbal, visual, and written formats;
  • formulate research questions, pose testable hypotheses, employ methods that enhance the reproducibility of research, and apply critical thinking skills to produce solutions to complex engineering problems that intersect with biology and human health; and
  • operate with professionalism and under standards of ethical conduct.