Biomedical Engineering

Old Dominion University

24 months
1320 USD/credit
523 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Engineering degree is designed for students who would like to advance their knowledge and expertise in biomedical engineering. The program requires completion of 10 three-credit courses; two core courses, a physiology course, and seven elective courses. The seven elective courses are chosen to meet the student's career objectives.


Biomedical engineering is the fastest growing occupation according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Biomedical engineers design the next generation of systems and treatments that will advance the quality of life for patients. They develop medical devices, materials, and computer models that detect and treat disease. Biomedical engineers are responsible for the creation of artificial organs, automated patient monitoring, blood chemistry sensors, advanced therapeutic and surgical devices, application of expert systems and artificial intelligence to clinical decision making, design of optimal clinical laboratories, medical imaging systems, computer modeling of physiological systems, biomaterials design, and biomechanics for injury and wound healing, among many others. There are a wide variety of job opportunities in fields such as cellular, tissue, genetic, clinical, and rehabilitation engineering, bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, drug design and delivery, medical imaging, orthopedic surgery, pharmaceuticals, and systems physiology.

Biomedical Engineering is a highly multidisciplinary, application-oriented field. Students are encouraged to pursue research projects in one of the many cutting-edge research labs across campus. Opportunities are also available with local clinical, research and industry partners, including Eastern Virginia Medical School, Sentara, and the nearly 20 institutions and companies that comprise Bioscience Hampton Roads.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Research Center
  • Biomechanics Laboratory
  • Biomachina Laboratory
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory
  • Cellular Mechanobiology Laboratory
  • Center for Brain Research and Rehabilitation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science or Mathematics from an accredited institution
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.0) is required of most students. 
  • 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.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    523 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 523 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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