Bioengineering (MEng)

Admission Standards

Since the Bioengineering MEng is accredited as part of a five-year program with one-year of co-op experience, it is only available for students who have matriculated through the Bioengineering bachelor's degree program at J. B. Speed School of Engineering.

The application form is available online.

The requirements for admission or readmission to a master of engineering program are:

  1. Submission of a completed MEng application for the field of specialization in which the student is earning a bachelor degree from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. Students can be admitted to the MEng program with fewer than thirteen (13) credit hours of BS degree requirements remaining and no later than two years post-conferral of their baccalaureate degree;
  2. Recommendation by the faculty and chair of the student’s department for admission or readmission to graduate studies;
  3. Cumulative baccalaureate grade point average of 2.75. However, those students with cumulative baccalaureate grade-point averages from 2.50 to 2.75 may be admitted upon petition and approval of the chair and faculty of the department.

A student becomes a candidate for the master of engineering degree upon admission to graduate studies and initial registration as a graduate student.

Program Requirements

The Master of Engineering (MEng) in Bioengineering degree requires the following over and above the Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering Degree

Required Coursework

BE 621Bioinstrumentation4
BE 654Advanced Physiology for Engineers3
IE 563Experimental Design in Engineering3
BE Electives 1,29
Technical Electives 1,36
Select one of the following: 6
Thesis Option
Master of Engineering Thesis in Bioengineering 4
Non-Thesis Option
Bioengineering Non-thesis Design/Research Project
Technical Elective 1,3
Minimum Total Hours31

The Master of Engineering degree must be completed with a 3.00 GPA or better for all graduate courses used to satisfy degree requirements. Additionally, the Master of Engineering degree must be completed with a 3.00 GPA or better for all academic work attempted in Graduate Studies.

A maximum of eight (8) credit hours of graduate-level courses taken as an undergraduate may be used to satisfy MEng degree requirements; these courses cannot have been used to also satisfy BS degree requirements. 

1

Electives must be chosen so that at least one-half of the total credits counted toward the degree, exclusive of thesis, are 600-level

2

BE Electives must be chosen from the following approved list (see below). All prerequisites must be satisfied.  A minimum of nine (9) credit hours and maximum of fifteen (15) credit hours of electives must be selected. 

3

Technical Electives must be chosen from the following approved list. All prerequisites must be satisfied.  Please note that all BE Electives can be counted toward Technical Electives, however, only three (3) credit hours from EM and three (3) credit hours from BIOC, CHEM, BE 695, or MATH may be used towards degree requirements.

4

For the thesis option, a student is required to select both an approved MEng thesis topic and the director and members of the thesis committee during the first term of Graduate Studies. The thesis director must give approval for enrollment in BE 697.


BE Electives

BE 500Special Topics in Bioengineering3
BE 522Biomedical Acoustics3
BE 524LabVIEW for Bioengineers3
BE 530Machine Learning in Python3
BE 540Machine Learning in Medicine3
BE 542Medical Image Computing3
BE 552Introduction to Tissue Engineering3
BE 553Nanoscale Bioengineering: Application and Methodology of Nanobiomaterials in Bioengineering3
BE 581Advanced Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing for Bioengineers3
BE 593Independent Study in Bioengineering1-4
BE 600Advanced Topics in Bioengineering1-6
BE 605Tissue and Molecular Biology Techniques Laboratory3
BE 611Cardiovascular Dynamics3
BE 630Biomechanical Computer Modeling and Simulation of Human Movement3
BE 639Injury Biomechanics3
BE 640Computational Methods for Medical Image Analysis3
BE 650Advanced Biomaterials3
BE 658Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology3
BE 683Artificial Organs3
BE 685Modeling of Biological Phenomena3
BE 693Independent Study in Bioengineering1-6

Technical Electives

BE 500Special Topics in Bioengineering3
BE 522Biomedical Acoustics3
BE 524LabVIEW for Bioengineers3
BE 540Machine Learning in Medicine3
BE 552Introduction to Tissue Engineering3
BE 553Nanoscale Bioengineering: Application and Methodology of Nanobiomaterials in Bioengineering3
BE 581Advanced Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing for Bioengineers3
BE 593Independent Study in Bioengineering1-4
BE 600Advanced Topics in Bioengineering1-6
BE 605Tissue and Molecular Biology Techniques Laboratory3
BE 611Cardiovascular Dynamics3
BE 630Biomechanical Computer Modeling and Simulation of Human Movement3
BE 639Injury Biomechanics3
BE 640Computational Methods for Medical Image Analysis3
BE 650Advanced Biomaterials3
BE 658Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology3
BE 683Artificial Organs3
BE 685Modeling of Biological Phenomena3
BE 693Independent Study in Bioengineering1-6
BE 695Bioengineering Research Design & Methods3
BIOC/CHEM 545Biochemistry I3
BIOC/CHEM 547Advanced Biochemistry II3
BIOC/CHEM 645Advanced Biochemistry I4
BIOC/CHEM 647Advanced Biochemistry II4
BIOL 653Advanced Chronic Disease Biology4
CSE 535Database Systems3
CSE 619Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms3
CSE 628Computer Graphics3
CSE 632Data Mining3
CSE/ECE 641Medical Imaging Systems3
CSE 660Introduction to Bioinformatics3
ECE 520Digital Signal Processing3
ECE 521Digital Signal Processing Laboratory1
ECE 530Introduction to Random Processes and Estimation Theory3
ECE 533Integrated Circuit Design3
ECE 543Fundamentals of Microfabrication and MEMS3
ECE 544Microfabrications/MEMS Laboratory1
ECE 620Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence3
ECE 641Medical Imaging Systems3
ECE 643Introduction to Biomedical Computing3
ECE 655Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Laboratory1
ECE 675Nanostructure Self-Assembly3
EM 525Project Management3
EM 613Operations Management3
EM 628Engineering Management3
EM 661Engineering Statistics II3
IE 580Introduction to Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics3
IE 581Advanced Topics in Human Factors Engineering3
IE 631Advanced Quality Control3
MATH 501Introduction to Analysis I - CUE3
MATH 502Introduction to Analysis II3
ME 512Finite Element Methods for Mechanical Design I3
ME 555Introduction to Micro and Nanotechnology3
ME 565Advanced Engineering Mathematics I3
ME 606Continuum Mechanics3
ME 612Finite Element Methods for Mechanical Design II3
ME 638Computational Methods in Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer3
ME 644Mechatronics3
ME 650Biofluid Mechanics3
ME 651Kinematics and Kinetics of Human Movement3