MS in Biomedical Engineering

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The MS program in Biomedical Engineering (BME) welcomes students from diverse backgrounds, including

  • students with undergraduate degrees in biomedical engineering and other engineering disciplines who seek advanced professional training or specialization in a particular area of biomedical engineering;
  • students with an undergraduate degree in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology or other fields of natural or health science who seek to diversify their career opportunities by acquiring an engineering degree
  • students who are preparing for admission to advanced health-related or other professional programs such as medical school.
  • professional engineers with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines who plan to enter the field of biomedical engineering.

Students enrolled in the MS program acquire the skills required to solve complex problems at the interface of engineering and medicine or biology. Graduates are prepared for successful careers in the biomedical industry, academia, or government (FDA, US Patent Office), or for further study in doctoral or health-related programs.

The interdisciplinary nature of the department and our strong ties with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine provides students with many opportunity to collaborate with clinicians and researchers at several world-renowned research and clinical centers, including the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the Diabetes Research Institute, the University of Miami Ear Institute, the Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute (BioNIUM), the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Miami Veterans Administration Research Service.

There are three broad fields of graduate study and research:

  • Imaging and medical physics
  • Neural engineering
  • Regenerative engineering

Industry Advisory Board

The MS program is informed by an industry advisory board with significant experience in medicine, business, government and technology. To view the advisory board, click here.


Students enrolled in the MS in Biomedical Engineering must successfully complete 27 credits and a three-credit design or research project (BME706).

Required Courses – 12 Credits

Course # Title Credits
BME 612 Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices 3
BME 706 Master’s Design Project II 3

At least two of the following three courses

Course # Title Credits
BME 601 Unified Medical Sciences I 3
BME 602 Unified Medical Sciences II 3
BME 603 Unified Medical Sciences III 3

Electives – 18 credits

Medical Imaging
Course # Title Credits
BME 610 Introduction to Medical Robotics. 3
BME 620 Medical Imaging Systems 3
BME 622 Scanning Electron Microscopy in Biomedical Devices 3
BME 645 Biomedical Optical Instrumentation 3
BME 646 Medical Applications of Lasers 3
BME 681 Radiation Biology and Physics 3
BME 722 Scanning Electron Microscopy Special Projects 3
BME 729 Advanced Medical Imaging 3
BME 745 Biomedical Optical Imaging and Diagnostics 3
Neural Engineering
Course # Title Credits
BME 610 Introduction to Medical Robotics. 3
BME 640 Microcomputer-Based Medical Instrumentation 3
BME 670 Advanced Biomedical Signal Processing 3
BME 713 Application of Computers in Medicine 3
BME 723 Neural Engineering 3
BME 724 Neuroengineering and Neurorehabilitation 3
BME 735 Auditory and Visual Neural Systems 3
Regenerative Engineering
Course # Title Credits
BME 622 Scanning Electron Microscopy in Biomedical Devices 3
BME 635 Advanced Biomaterials 3
BME 665 Principles of Cellular and Tissue Engineering 3
BME 675 Biomechanics II 3
BME 687 Finite Element Analysis for Engineers 3
BME 702 Organs on Chips 3
BME 722 Scanning Electron Microscopy Special Projects 3
BME 760 Fundamentals of Cellular and Tissue Engineering 3

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