M.S. Biomedical Engineering

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Program Description

Our MS program offers a broad range of courses in all areas of biomedical engineering. Considerable flexibility is allowed in the selection of courses to adapt to diverse interests, educational backgrounds, and career plans. Although numerous areas of specialization are possible, we have created sample course menus based on specific areas of interest and educational backgrounds. These include biomaterials and nanotechnology, tissue engineering, computational and general neural engineering, computational and general biomechanics and transport, design of medical devices, biomedical imaging, and biomedical engineering for students with a BS in biological sciences.

Our program gives students the flexibility to focus most of their courses on their area of interest, but also ensures a well-rounded graduate. As part of their overall coursework, students must take a course in at least three out of five core areas: physiology and cellular/molecular biology, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomechanics, biomedical imaging and bioinformatics, and neuroengineering. Each of these courses must be of 9 units or more. All students are also required to take Biomedical Engineering Seminar (42-701) or (42-801) during each semester of residence to learn how established professionals are applying biomedical engineering to research, industry, and other pursuits.

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Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned ... Read More

Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course. Start the journey here. With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, we create it. Ranked in the top 10 engineering colleges (graduate & undergraduate) by U.S. News & World Report. Read less