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Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
The MS Biomedical Engineering program at San José State University has been designed, in consultation with potential employers, to prepare graduates for the wide variety of emerging interdisciplinary careers at the interfaces between engineering and the life sciences. The coursework has been designed to build upon the student’s background in engineering, biology, chemistry or physics.  

About

The MS Biomedical Engineering program at San José State University is designed to produce graduates who:

  • Are able to solve complex engineering problems and tasks, and use engineering, science and statistics principles to justify recommendations.
  • Are able to evaluate the impact of their work on society, including ethical, economic, global and environmental aspects.
  • Can deliver effective presentations of engineering results in written and oral formats.
  • Have life-long learning skills and are able to apply their engineering knowledge to critically evaluate relevant literature and new technologies or systems.
  • Are effective leaders, capable of working in diverse environments.
  • Are able to apply their engineering education to a variety of career paths.

The coursework has been designed to build upon the student’s background in engineering, biology, chemistry or physics.  Students will take courses that uniquely prepare them to function effectively in a Food and Drug Administration-regulated global environment in which they will develop health-related medical products and techniques that improve the quality of life.  

The electives, in combination with the required thesis or project research, will enable the student to develop depth in one of the many areas that biomedical engineering encompasses. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Biomedical Engineering
  • Theory and Application of Statics 
  • Mechanics of Materials 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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    550

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    44

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be considered for admission into SJSU, graduate applicants must meet the minimum CSU Eligibility requirements and SJSU program requirements set forth by our individual departments. SJSU minimum requirements for graduate school eligibility are:

  • The completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a foreign country, or the completion of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Hold a GPA of at least 2.5 (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a GPA of 2.5 in the last two years of full time study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2082 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2082 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Jose

  • 1740 - 3150 USD/month
    Living Costs

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