MEng in Biomedical Engineering

The Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biomedical Engineering is a professional graduate degree program for students who intend to apply their advanced technical and leadership education and training to the development of new products for the healthcare, medical device, biotechnology, and biopharmaceutical sectors. The curriculum combines a full complement of technical engineering electives with an experiential, clinically focused biomedical product design and development sequence. Students in the MEng program will work with leading clinicians to observe and identify unmet clinical challenges, design and develop innovative engineering solutions to those challenges, and explore the regulatory, intellectual property, and reimbursement pathways that will ultimately advance the standard of patient care through the deployment of their innovations. Students are encouraged to focus their technical courses in one of several areas. The program is designed to be completed by full-time students in one academic year. September start only.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the MEng in Biomedical Engineering program will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve biomedical engineering problems.
  2. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  3. Use modern engineering tools and techniques to successfully practice the engineering profession in a variety of settings.
  4. Use oral and written communication to convey technical concepts to engineers and non-engineers and collaborate as a member or leader of a technical project team.


Master of Engineering students are required to complete a minimum of 32 credit hours, as follows:

Structured Course Requirements

  • ENG BE 694 Clinical Needs Finding (1 cr)
  • ENG BE 695 Advanced Biomedical Design and Development (8 credits, satisfies the practicum requirement)
  • BME technical electives: any BE course at 500 level or higher with the exception of BE 790 and above (8 cr)
  • ENG technical electives at 500 level or higher with the exception of Technology Leadership electives; may include additional BE coursework (8 cr)
  • Math course selected from approved list (4 cr)
  • Choice of one additional technology leadership course from the following:
    • ENG EC 518 Project Management for Software-Intensive Systems
    • ENG ME 502 Intellectual Assets: Creation, Protection, and Commercialization
    • ENG ME 517 Product Development
    • ENG ME 525 Technology Ventures
    • ENG ME 550 Product Supply Chain Design
    • ENG ME 583 Product Management
    • ENG ME 584 Manufacturing Strategy
    • ENG ME 703 Managerial Cost Accounting
    • QST HM 703 Health Sector Issues and Opportunities
    • QST HM 801 Bench to Bedside—Translating Biomedical Innovation from the Laboratory to the Marketplace
    • QST OB 848 The Leadership Challenge
    • QST PL 870 Government, Society, and Sustainable Development
    • QST SI 839 Managing and Leading Innovation
    • QST SI 852 Starting New Ventures
    • QST SI 855 Entrepreneurship
    • QST SI 871 Strategies for Bringing Technology to Market