Biomedical Engineering


Why study Biomedical Engineering?

The graduate degree in biomedical engineering combines faculty, resources and expertise from its prestigious Colleges of Engineering and Medicine. One of the few such interdisciplinary advanced degree programs in the country, the BME graduate program offers four different areas of specialization - Medical Device Design, Medical Imaging and Regenerative Medicine. The degree provides students with the knowledge and tools to develop revolutionary healthcare devices, procedures, and treatment strategies for the 21st century. The field of biomedical engineering is expected to lead engineering employment growth in the next decade. 

The Master of Engineering (MEng) program provides a graduate degree that focuses on the practice of engineering in order to better serve working professionals. Rather than culminate in a research experience and a thesis, the Master of Engineering curriculum provides skills and expertise that enhance the individual’s ability to contribute to the technical workforce. The difference between the traditional Master of Science degree and the MEng degree is not on the rigor of the coursework or a lack of competencies, but rather on the focus of the curriculum.

The program provides advanced training to students interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise. Depending on a student’s interest, the degree could add significant depth to an individual’s understanding of the practice of engineering or the program could be constructed to focus on greater inter-disciplinary breadth if that is the educational objective of the student. In today’s competitive technology environment, industries need to have highly skilled practicing engineers who are flexible in their professional capabilities. The MEng program is a practice oriented, focused degree and caters to this need. While students have up to two years to complete the degree, all requirements can be completed in one year.

Admission Requirements

  • GRE - Required of all students
  • Transcript(s) and Degree Certificates
  • GPA minimum 3.0 or equivalent
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • International students - English Proficiency Test: TOEFL (minimum 92) or IELTS (minimum 6.5)

Application Deadlines

All applicants that apply to the BME graduate program by November 30, 2019 will be reviewed for the first round of fellowships and considered for a paid on-site visit to campus.

Application deadlines and additional application information can be found at the CEAS Office of Graduate Studies

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Graduate Studies Office
PO Box 210077
665 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0077
(513) 556-3647

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Program Code: 20MAS-BME-MENG