Academic Excellence in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering at the University of Southern California began in 1963 as a Ph.D. option in Systems Physiology within the Electrical Engineering Department. In 1967, Dr. Fred S. Grodins joined the university and undertook the challenge of establishing a formal program in biomedical engineering. Under Dr. Grodins' leadership, an independent graduate program was established in 1969, and in 1974 an undergraduate program was initiated. The biomedical engineering program was granted departmental status 1976 and currently offers a Ph.D. degree and three different Master's degrees. The department also offers four Bachelor of Science degrees which together compose the third largest undergraduate program in USC's School of Engineering.

Approved Technical Electives

Neuroengineering Track

The 28 unit Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (M.S. BME with a specialization track in Neuroengineering) can be completed through coursework only which focuses on neuroengineering aspects of the biomedical field. This master's program provides students with a broad background, linking physiology with engineering science, necessary for entering interdisciplinary careers in neuroengineering fields or for pursuing further graduate studies.

Program of Study

Required Courses 21 units total

BME 501 | Advanced Topics in Biomedical Systems
BME 502 | Advanced Studies of the Nervous System
BME 511 | Physiological Control Systems
BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
BME 533 | Seminar in Bioengineering
BME 552 | Neural Implant Engineering
BME 575 | Computational Neuroengineering

Approved Technical Electives 7 units total