2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (without addenda) 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (without addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Engineering, Bioinstrumentation Track, M.S.

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The Curriculum

Requirements for the Master of Science

Each track within the BME MS program includes two options. The first specifies course requirements that include a thesis option and a second that specifies courses only. Students who choose the master’s thesis option must register for at least 3 credits of BE-GY 997x  and then write and defend a master’s thesis according to School guidelines. Those students electing the thesis option will also be required to take CM-GY 5040 : Chemical Lab Safety.

Biomedical Engineering-Bioinstrumentation Track

To meet graduation requirements, students must achieve an overall B average in all courses (including MS thesis, research or guided studies) and must not have more than two grades of C in required (core) subjects.

Listed below are required (core) courses for students in the Bioinstrumentation track that fulfill the requirements for an MS in Biomedical Engineering. The core courses for students electing the thesis option are presented below. Students opting for the course only MS degree will select additional courses from the electives list to bring their total up to 30 credits as required by the MS degree.


  • See List below 3-9 Credits *


Total Credits: 30

In addition

Once per year, biomedical engineering MS students must register for Colloquium in Biomedical Engineering (BE-GY 9730 , 0 credits) and Seminar in Biomedical Engineering (BE-GY 9740 , 0 credits).

For all students in the Bioinstrumentation track, the remaining 6 credits must be selected from the list of course electives, unless permission is granted by the biomedical engineering graduate adviser to substitute a course not listed below. Alternatively, students also may elect to take one or two biomedical engineering research courses (BE-GY 873x ) without writing a thesis.

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