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Biomedical Engineering (Engineering, M.S./M.E.)

Both the Master of Science and Master of Engineering degrees are designed for students who would like to advance their knowledge and expertise in biomedical engineering. These programs are intended to broaden students' knowledge of the field in preparation for the biomedical technology industry or a PhD program. The Master of Science program requires completion of 8 three-credit courses and 6 thesis research credits. The eight courses include three core courses, selected from a choice of four, and five technical electives, which should be chosen to meet the student’s research and career objectives. The Master of Engineering program requires completion of 10 three-credit courses: three core courses, selected from a choice of four, and seven elective courses. The seven elective courses are chosen to meet the student's career objectives.

Biomedical Engineering (Engineering, M.S./M.E.)


Description


What is Biomedical Engineering at ODU like?

Both the Master of Science and Master of Engineering degrees are designed for students who would like to advance their knowledge and expertise in biomedical engineering. These programs are intended to broaden students' knowledge of the field in preparation for the biomedical technology industry or a PhD program. The Master of Science program requires completion of 8 three-credit courses and 6 thesis research credits. The eight courses include three core courses, selected from a choice of four, and five technical electives, which should be chosen to meet the student’s research and career objectives. The Master of Engineering program requires completion of 10 three-credit courses: three core courses, selected from a choice of four, and seven elective courses. The seven elective courses are chosen to meet the student's career objectives.

Program Highlights


What makes Biomedical Engineering at ODU unique?

  • Contribute to world-class research in Bioelectrics and Pulsed Power, Cellular & Molecular Bioengineering, Cardiovascular Engineering, Surgery Planning and Simulation, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, Neural Engineering, Plasma Medicine, Surgical Robotics and Systems Biology & Computational Bioengineering, and More.

  • Develop broad understanding of Biomedical Engineering by taking 30 credits, with (MS) or without (ME) a thesis.

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.

Molecular and Cellular Biologists

$80,200

MEDIAN SALARY


Research and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization.

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.

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.

Environmental Engineering Technicians

$53,610

MEDIAN SALARY


Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientist. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.

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 Master of Engineering program in Biomedical Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science or Mathematics from an accredited institution, although students from other educational backgrounds may apply with appropriate leveling courses.

  • Two letters of recommendation (typically from faculty in the highest degree program completed when the application is within five years of graduation from that degree program) are required.

  • The applicant must submit a resume and a statement of purpose and goals.

  • Foundation knowledge in physics, basic chemistry, computer programming, and mathematics is expected.

For admission to the Biomedical Engineering program


GPA:

A minimum GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.0) is required of most students. A student with a lower GPA meeting ODU's graduate admission requirements and with evidence of a high level of professional capability may be eligible for admission to the program upon submission of a petition to the graduate program director.


GRE:

Recent scores, typically, not more than five years old, on the Graduate Record Examination's (GRE) verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections must be submitted by all applicants.


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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Office:

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Graduate Admissions


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International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


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