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Biomedical Engineering (Graduate Certificate)

The Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Engineering program offers students and professionals the opportunity to further their knowledge with advanced study in the growing area of biomedical engineering. The program is designed to provide well-rounded instruction in several key facets of biomedical engineering. Those who complete the program receive the Advanced Engineering Certificate in Biomedical Engineering from Old Dominion University and a letter of recognition from the Batten College of Engineering and Technology. Courses taken for the certificate program may later be applied to the Master's or Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering.

Biomedical Engineering (Graduate Certificate)


Description


What is Biomedical Engineering at ODU like?

The Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Engineering program offers students and professionals the opportunity to further their knowledge with advanced study in the growing area of biomedical engineering. The program is designed to provide well-rounded instruction in several key facets of biomedical engineering. Those who complete the program receive the Advanced Engineering Certificate in Biomedical Engineering from Old Dominion University and a letter of recognition from the Batten College of Engineering and Technology. Courses taken for the certificate program may later be applied to the Master's or Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering.

Program Highlights


What makes Biomedical Engineering at ODU unique?

  • This program allows you to take graduate courses in Biomedical Engineering without making a large commitment.

  • If you are later accepted into the ME, MS, or PhD program, the credits you earned in the Certificate program can be transferred to your graduate degree.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Electrical Engineering Technicians

$64,290

MEDIAN SALARY


Test or modify developmental or operational electrical machinery or electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants or laboratories. Usually work under direction of engineers or technologists.

Architectural and Engineering Managers

$146,290

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Electronics Engineering Technicians

$64,290

MEDIAN SALARY


Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

Biomedical Engineers

$92,970

MEDIAN SALARY


Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Biomedical Engineering at ODU?

BME 720:
Modern Biomedical Instrumentation


This course covers the design of modern biomedical instruments including select diagnostic, assistive, therapeutic, prosthetic, imaging, and virtual devices and systems. Techniques for mechanical, electrical, and chemical sensor and transducer design; stimulation and measurement; data acquisition; digital signal processing; and data visualization will be examined.

BME 721:
Mathematical Modeling in Physiology I


The first of a two-course series covering human physiology and pathophysiology, with an emphasis on quantitative modeling, simulation, and analysis of the function of cells, organs, and systems. This course focuses on cellular physiology, including homeostasis, membrane ion channels, excitability, calcium dynamics, and intercellular communication.

BME 722:
Mathematical Modeling in Physiology II


The second course of a two-course series covering human physiology and pathophysiology with an emphasis on quantitative modeling, simulation, and analysis of the function of cells, organs, and systems. This course focuses on systems physiology, including the heart, respiration, muscle, kidneys, and the endocrine system. Prerequisites: BME 721 or BME 821.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Biomedical Engineering at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in Biomedical Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • Prospective students must complete the application available on the BME website and submit to Dr. Christian Zemlin, BME graduate program director. The application will be reviewed to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and a program of study will be developed with the graduate program director. Students holding a bachelor's or graduate degree in any engineering, mathematics, science, or health-related discipline are encouraged to inquire about the program and apply.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Michel Audette


Location:

1321 ENGR & COMP SCI BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6940


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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