M.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Engineering

American University of Sharjah (AUS)

60 months
6474 EUR/year
6474 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at American University of Sharjah (AUS) is the first program of its kind in the GCC. This dynamic, multidisciplinary program will prepare you for advanced careers and/or doctoral studies related to biomedical engineering.


Key Features

Recent developments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and specifically in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, have increased the need for biomedical engineers. The tremendous rate of population growth in the MENA region is accompanied by a concurrent demand for and growth in healthcare services, such as hospitals, clinics, medical colleges, medical technology suppliers and biomedical engineering, which is reported to be one of the fastest growing engineering discipline worldwide. 

The Biomedical Engineering program at American University of Sharjah (AUS) strives to create a stimulating academic environment that promotes excellence in teaching and research, helping its students to become competent, innovative and responsible professionals. Based on high standards similar to those followed in the United States, the MSBME curriculum provides core courses in mathematics, anatomy and physiology, followed by elective courses in several biomedical engineering sub-disciplines, including healthcare management and informatics, biomedical signals and devices, biomaterials and biofluidics.

The MSBME degree at AUS is offered to:

  • support local and regional healthcare industry needs with qualified biomedical engineers who are prepared to solve engineering problems and carry out research and development projects
  • meet the rapidly growing demand for specialized biomedical engineers to cope with the expanding regional healthcare industry 
  • allow for appropriate technology transfer and development that will help enhance the performance of regional industries
  • present an efficient and formal mechanism to link local and regional industry with the AUS College of Engineering faculty and students to tackle mission-driven and applied research
  • provide an alternative to graduate education abroad for qualified students of the region
In the AUS MSBME program, students can select a number of multidisciplinary areas, including healthcare operations management, planning and risk management, biomedical informatics, instrumentation, signal processing, biomaterials, drug delivery and biomechanics. These areas of study enhance the technical skills of all biomedical engineers to meet today's demands as well as those of the future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Students pursuing the MSBME degree must complete a minimum of 30 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 out of 4.00. Students can choose from three options: thesis, project or courses. Students in all options will be required to complete research-oriented class projects within many of the courses. Students who receive an assistantship from AUS must select the thesis option. 
  • The degree requirements are aligned with internationally recognized biomedical engineering graduates programs, especially in the United States. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

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30 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an independently accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division and by AUS (applicants with a bachelor’s degree obtained outside the UAE must submit an equivalency of their degree from the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division)
  • have attained a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.00 (on a scale of 4.00) or its equivalent, and 3.00 or its equivalent in 300- and 400-level courses in discipline(s) relevant to the graduate program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6474 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32373 EUR for the full programme during 60 months.
  • National

    6474 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32373 EUR for the full programme during 60 months.

AED 142,500

Living costs for Sharjah

3400 - 5200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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