Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in medical devices is a professional Master’s Degree program for students who are focused on a career in the medical device and technology field.

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Program Overview

The 32-credit individually-designed curriculum provides students with a rigorous graduate education in biomedical engineering. Professional-level project experience prepares students for careers in the medical device field. Students in the MEng degree program develop deep technical skills through advanced biomedical engineering courses and are exposed to issues related to product development, intellectual property and commercialization. In addition, students complete a practicum, a program requirement fulfilled through our Advanced Biomedical Design and Development course (BE 695), which engages students with the clinical community to identify and develop novel engineering solutions to medical problems.

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Course Requirements

  • BE 694: Biomedical and Clinical Needs Finding
  • BE 695: Advanced Biomedical Design and Development (satisfies the practicum requirement)
  • Two BME technical electives (500-level or higher)
  • Two ENG technical electives (500-level or higher, may include additional BE coursework)
  • One graduate-level Math course selected from approved list
  • One Technology Leadership elective

Where do our graduates end up?

The MEng program in Biomedical Engineering provides students with both a technical education and the skills and knowledge they need to plan and execute a career strategy resulting in the professional placement of their choice. Professional development is an important co-curricular feature of our program. Faculty, alumni and current students share networking references and mentoring to provide advice and assistance to meet each student’s career goals. Our graduates are employed by leading companies in the medical device and healthcare fields, including:

  • Accellent, Inc
  • Accenture
  • Adapteva, Inc.
  • Adidas
  • Allen Medical
  • Analog Devices
  • Applied Analytics
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cellanyx Diagnostics
  • CSA Medical
  • DEKA Research and Development
  • DePuy Synthes
  • Draeger Medical
  • eClinicalWorks
  • Forsyth Institute
  • GE Healthcare
  • Global Prior Art
  • Health Advances
  • Hologic
  • Humedica
  • Intuitive Surgical
  • inviCRO
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Medica Corporation
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • Partners Healthcare
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
  • Thoratec
  • Vivonics, Inc.
  • Wyss Institute

The flexible Master of Engineering program can be completed in as little as one year of full-time study, but part-time options are also available.

Internship “With Engineering Practice”

Students interested in additional practical experience may add the optional “with Engineering Practice” designation to their degree by completing an approved internship in their field of study. Learn more.

Application and Deadlines

Any inquiries related to application status and/or receipt of supplemental application materials should be directed to the Graduate Programs Office at enggrad@bu.edu or 617-353-9760. Students are strongly encouraged to apply by the January 15 deadline in order to be considered for tuition scholarships.

For additional information about the MEng program, please contact Christen L. Bailey (christen@bu.edu).