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Biomedical Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , VA,
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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      All requirements for a master’s degree must be completed within a six-year period.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • 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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Living costs for Norfolk

  • 1100 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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