biomedical students

The aging U.S. population and a national focus on health issues are creating many new opportunities in the biomedical engineering field. As the need for more cost-effective and efficient medical devices, equipment, and procedures intensifies, so does the demand for biomedical engineers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the biomedical engineering field will grow 27 percent in the next decade – one of the fastest rates of any occupation. The annual median salary of biomedical engineers is $87,000.

 Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary field that brings together engineering tools and problem solving to advance life science discoveries in biology, biochemistry, physiology, and psychology to create new procedures and technologies that prevent, diagnose, and treat clinical diseases. Biomedical engineers work in a growing range of fields, including manufacturing, orthopedics, pharmaceuticals, rehabilitation, medical imaging, tissue engineering, biosensors, medical devices and in hospitals, government agencies, and research.

Continuing your studies at the graduate level will better position you to take advantage of these opportunities. The U.S. Department of Labor notes that in order 'to lead a research team, a biomedical engineer typically needs a graduate degree."

biomedical 2Located at the center of the nation’s #1 region for engineering and technology, LTU is uniquely positioned to provide you the latest advanced knowledge in engineering analysis, biology/physiology, bioelectric physics, biocompatibility, biomechanics, mechanobiology, and experimental methods. Your professors have expertise in biomechanics, tissue engineering, bioMEMS, bioinstrumentation, and medical imaging and can partner with you on applied research and design projects.

Lawrence Tech’s signature combination of theory and practice is designed to provide you with enhanced knowledge of specialized tools and technologies, the ability to formulate and solve advanced engineering problems, design systems or processes, and evaluate complex systems and newly created knowledge. Your elective courses provide you a wide spectrum of topics so that you can tailor your degree to fit your interests.

You will also have the option to complete either a design project or a master’s research thesis for your engineering capstone experience.

Your MSBME program offers students two degree options:

Option I: Research Thesis
Core Courses (6 courses) 18 credits
Electives (1-2 courses) 3-6 credits
Research Thesis 6-9 credits
Total Credit Hours 30 credits
Option II: Design Project 
Core Courses (6 courses) 18 credits
Electives (2-3 courses) 6-9 credits
Design Project  3-6 credits
Total Credit Hours 30 credits
Core Courses (18 Credits)
Choose one of the following advanced mathematics courses:
Course Number and Subject
EME 5253 Engineering Analysis 1
EEE 5114 Engineering Analysis
EME 6283 Engineering Analysis 2
MCS 6603 Statistical Methods
Choose one of the following advanced biology/physiology courses:
BME 5703 Quantitative Physiology
BME 5713 Cell and Molecular Biology
Choose three of the following biomedical engineering courses:
BME 6103 Bioelectrical Physics
BME 6203 Biocompatibility
BME 6303 Cell Mechanobiology
Select a section based in the laboratory of your advisor of the course:
BME 6503 Advanced Experimental Methods
Elective Courses (3-9 Credits)
Choose from the following biomedical engineering courses or courses from
another department with MSBME Graduate Admissions Committee approval:
Course Number and Subject
BME 5103 Computer Applications in BME
BME 5123 Biomedical Simulations
BME 5203 Surface Chemistry
BME 5303 Applications of Engineering in Othopedics
BME 5313 Safety in Design
Additional Requirements
Selection of Project Advisor or Thesis Committee
Attend a minimum of four Professional Educational Experiences related to
the topics of Ethics, Statistics, Regulatory Issues, or Industry/Academic Meetings
BME 6803 Master's Design Project (3-6 credits), or
BME 6903 Master Research Thesis (6-9 credits)
Oral Defense of Project or Thesis
Written Final Report of Project or Thesis

Admission to the MS in Biomedical Engineering program requires:

    • A BS degree in engineering or related field from an accredited college or university
    • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
    • Official transcripts of all completed college work
    • Application for Graduate Admission
    • Two letters of recommendation, one from academic faculty, and one from corporate supervisors or peers (if applicable)


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