MEng in Biomedical Engineering

The Master of Engineering (MEng) Program 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 health care, 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 Biomedical MEng degree 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 of specialization. The program is designed to be completed by full-time students in one academic year.


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

Structured Course Requirements

  • 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 credits)
  • ENG Technical Electives at 500-level or higher and may include additional BE coursework (8 credits)
  • Math course selected from approved list (4 credits)
  • Choice of one additional technology leadership courses from the following:
    • 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
    • ENG EC 518 Project Management for Software-Intensive Systems
    • QST HM 703 Health Sector Issues and Opportunities
    • QST HM 801 Bench to Bedside—Translating Biomedical Innovation from the Laboratory to the Marketplace
    • QST SI 839 Managing and Leading Innovation
    • QST OB 848 The Leadership Challenge
    • QST SI 852 Starting New Ventures
    • QST SI 855 Entrepreneurship
    • QST PL 870 Government, Society, and Sustainable Development
    • QST SI 871 Strategies for Bringing Technology to Market