Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

M.S. Biomedical Engineering

The 28-32 unit M.S. in Biomedical Engineering degree (MS BME) 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. A minimum of 28 units is required for the master's degree.  

Program of Study

Select one of the following degree completion options:

Option 1: Coursework Only

Option 2: Coursework + Master's Thesis


Degree Course Requirements

1. Required three courses: 9 units

BME 501 | Advanced Topics in Biomedical Systems

BME 511 | Physiological Control Systems

BME 533 | Seminar in Bioengineering


2. Select one of the following: 4 units

BME 502 | Advanced Studies of the Nervous System 

BME 506 | Bioengineering of Disease & Cell Therapeutics

BME 510 | Cellular Systems Engineering

BME 559 | Nanomedicine & Drug Delivery
3. Select one of the following: 4 units
BME 513 | Signal & Systems Analysis
BME 530 | Introduction to Systems Biology
4. Select one track option or technical elective courses: 11 units
Courses must be approved by the BME Graduate Advisor 
There is no compreheneive exam requirement.

Approved Technical Electives

Track Options

  • Biomechanics
  • Bio-Systems & Signals
  • Biomedical Data Analytics ***NEW***
  • Devices
  • Neuroengineering
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Science
  • Student Created Theme