Graduate Programs in Biomedical Engineering
Master’s Degree Programs
The 28 unit Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree is designed to be completed in two years or less of full-time study beyond the Bachelor of Science Degree. The M.S. in Biomedical Engineering can be completed with a thesis, requiring 4 units of BME 594abz, or without a thesis, requiring coursework only. This master’s program provides students with a broad background, linking physiology with engineering science, necessary for entering interdisciplinary careers in medical technology or pursuing further graduate studies in a related field.
The 28 unit Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering( with a specialization track in Neuroengineering) is designed to be completed in one calendar year of full-time study beyond the Bachelor of Science Degree. The M.S. in Biomedical Engineering (Neuroengineering) can be copmleted 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.
The 29 unit Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Medical Imaging & Imaging Informatics) is a unique degree that prepares you for a career in biomedical imaging, image processing and medical imaging informatics, including Picture Archiving & Communication Systems (PACS). The MS degree requires that at least 29 approved units must be satisfactorily completed, of which at least 19 units must be at the 500 level or above. This program has been designed for completion in once calendar year by students with solid engineering backgrounds and does not require a thesis.
The MD&D program at USC will educate post-graduate engineering students for careers in the medical device and diagnostic industry. Its clients are a mix of capable young and older adults who seek an advanced program in professional education that will prepare them for leadership roles in product development and marketing. The program is a unique undertaking that builds on already strong engineering, business, and regulatory training programs at USC, augmented by practical experience of various faculty through the recently endowed Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering and a wide range of industrial consulting activities.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering is designed to be completed in four to five years, including summers, of full-time study beyond the Bachelor of Science degree. Sixty units of credit beyond the Bachelor of Science degree or its equivalent, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, is required for the PhD degree. Doctor of Philosophy candidates must pass a screening exam procedure throughout their first year of study, a qualifying exam when they begin their dissertation research, and an oral defense of their dissertation at the end of the program. There are three areas of specialty in the program: Bio-systems and Signals, Device and Diagnostic Technologies, and Neuroengineering.
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