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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 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.
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