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  Jan 20, 2018
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Engineering Major, MS


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Requirements

The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering offers both thesis and non-thesis MS options in biomedical engineering. The non-thesis option provides graduate students, including co-op and other off-campus students, the opportunity to focus their programs in special areas through extended course work.

Common requirements for both options include:

  • Completion of BME core courses BME 503 , BME 511 , and BME 521 .
  • Participation in BME graduate seminars.
  • Completion of a Knowledge Breadth requirement (3 credit hours) for the BME Specialization Track chosen by the student, as specified in the BME Graduate Student Handbook.
  • Completion of a Knowledge Depth requirement (3 – 6 credit hours) for the BME Specialization Track chosen by the student, as specified in the BME Graduate Student Handbook.

Thesis Option

Requirements specific to the thesis-option MS are:

  • At least 21 credit hours of course work (exclusive of thesis credits) beyond the baccalaureate in biomedical engineering and related areas. A minimum of 12 credit hours of these courses must be in the BME program.
  • At least 9 credit hours of thesis research (500).
  • Successful completion of a final examination consisting of a written thesis report and oral defense of the thesis.
     

Non-Thesis Option

Requirements specific to the non-thesis MS are:

  • At least 30 credit hours of course work beyond the baccalaureate in biomedical engineering and related areas. A minimum of 18 credit hours of these courses must be in the BME program.
  • Successful completion of a final examination consisting of a written report and oral defense on a topic to be chosen in consultation with the student's MS committee.

 

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