Biomedical Engineering, MBE
The Masters in Biomedical Engineering is a coursework only Masters program that develops deeper technical knowledge in biomedical engineering beyond the BS. It can be completed in three semesters of full-time study.
Applicants for the Masters in Biomedical Engineering program must hold a bachelor’s degree from a program that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET at the time of graduation, or provide evidence of an equivalent academic background to the Dean of the College of Engineering and the appropriate department chair.
Applicants to the Masters in Biomedical Engineering must submit a completed Graduate School application, official undergraduate transcripts, undergraduate grade point average, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose that provides a rationale for proposed graduate study. Applicants must have an overall grade-point average of 2.75 or better or 3.00 for the last two years (64 semester credits or equivalent).
Official results of the analytical writing and quantitative portions of the GRE must be submitted. The GRE minimum requirements for admission into graduate engineering programs in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science can be met by one of the four score combinations below:
Analytical Writing Quantitative
With program approval, the GRE requirement may be waived for students holding degrees from ABET EAC accredited programs (including such programs at UA).
Applicants whose native language is not English must have a TOEFL score of at least 79 on the internet-based TOEFL.
Bridge-up requirements for applicants with a non-engineering bachelor's degree
Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than engineering shall have completed coursework in calculus, differential equations, have one year of classical physics, one year of chemistry, thermodynamics I, and the following:
|Must complete 4 of the 5 following courses|
|ELEN:307||Basic Electrical Engineering||4|
|BMEN:362||Transport Fundamentals for Biomedical Engineering||3|
|BMEN:305||Introduction to Biophysical Measurements||4|
|or ELEN:340||Signals & Systems|
|CIVE:202||Introduction to Mechanics of Solids||3|
An overall GPA of 3.0 must be maintained for these courses. These undergraduate engineering courses may be taken prior to graduate admission.
Accelerated Degree Pathway from UA's BS in Biomedical Engineering
Qualified undergraduates in UA's Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering program who are interested in earning the Masters in Biomedical Engineering can do so as part of an Accelerated Degree Pathway (ADP) that accelerates time to completion when earning both degrees. These students must apply and meet the minimum requirements for admission to the ADP program in the Spring before their last year of study for the BS, and at the time of graduation with the BS, apply and meet the minimum requirements for admission to the Masters in Biomedical Engineering. Interested students should consult the department during their junior year for more information.
The University’s Academic Requirements (See Academic Requirements in this Graduate Bulletin), the following College of Engineering and Polymer Science requirements and the department’s academic requirements must all be satisfied for the masters degrees in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science.
Students in the program:
- will be matched with major advisor, and
- will complete a formal Plan of Study that complies with the requirements below, and is acceptable to the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering and the Department Chair.
|Core Required Courses||12|
Core Required Courses
|Core Required Courses|
|BMEN:600||BME Graduate Colloquium 1||1|
|BMEN:600||BME Graduate Colloquium 1||1|
|BMEN:605||Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering||4|
|BMEN:606||Physiology for Biomedical Science and Engineering||3|
This course must be taken twice in different semesters to meet degree requirements.
|Select minimum of 18 credits from among the following 2||18|
Up to six credits of 500-level courses may be chosen:
|BMEN:530||Design of Medical Imaging Systems||3|
Choose the remaining electives at the 600-level:
|BMEN:627||Advances in Drug and Gene Delivery Systems||3|
|BMEN:653||Transport Phenomena in Biology & Medicine||3|
|BMEN:654||Microfludics in Biotechnology||3|
|BMEN:662||Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine||3|
|BMEN:697||Special Topics: Biomedical Engineering||1-4|
A minimum of six credits of graduate level BMEN courses are required to complete the Technical Elective requirement; other credits can be taken at the graduate level in other disciplines with program approval.