Master of Science in Medical Devices and Biomaterials

The overall objective of the Master of Medical Device and Biomaterials is to provide education and training relevant to the design and development of medical devices. Special emphasis is placed on principles of engineering design methodology, computational and modeling aspects of medical devices, and design and use of biomaterials in medical devices. Students will be encouraged to apply for internship and co-op opportunities. The student must have a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA in an engineering or science bachelor’s program to be admitted. Candidates should have prior coursework that demonstrates proficiency in math.

The admission requirements for the degree include a relevant undergraduate degree with the following minimum requirements: an earned GPA of 3.0, GRE composite score of 300 and quantitative score of 80%, 2 semesters of Calculus and 1 semester of Differential Equations.


Requirement Credits
Minimum Credits Required 32
Maximum 400-Level Credit 12
Maximum 500-Level Credit 32
Maximum Transfer Credit 9
Maximum 700-Level Credit 0
Required Courses (17)
BME 500Introduction to Biomedical Engineering2
BME 525Introduction to Medical Devices, BioMEMS and Microfluidics 3
or BME 425 Introduction to Medical Devices, BioMEMS and Microfluidics
BME 526Advanced Biomedical Engineering Design3
BME 533Biostatistics3
or BME 433 Biomedical Engineering Applications of Statistics
or MATH 425 Statistical Methods
or MATH 476 Statistics
or CHE 426 Statistical Tools for Engineers
BME 553Advanced Quantitative Physiology3
or BME 453 Quantitative Physiology
CHE 580Biomaterials3
Elective Courses (15)
Select 2 courses from the following list (6 credits). Select additional 9 credits of Math/Life Science/Eng (Recommended to take from the Select 2 list). 15
Introduction to Regulatory Science for Engineers3
Biotechnology for Engineers3
Cell Biomechanics: Principles and Biological Processes ((or))3
Quantitative Aspects of Cell andTissue Engineering ((or))3
Special Projects 13-6
Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Management ((or))3
Polymerization Reaction Engineering3
Polymer Processing3
Bioprocess Engineering3
Pharmaceutical Engineering3
Drug Delivery ((or))3
Finite Element Methods in Engineering3
Total Credit Hours32

An independent research project may be completed to fulfill credit hour requirements.