M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Engineering

California Institute of Technology - Caltech

12 months
54570 USD/year
54570 USD/year
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The Cherng Department of Medical Engineering at California Institute of Technology - Caltech  offers the degrees of doctor of philosophy and master of science, with an emphasis on PhD-level study and research.

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About the Program

In light of the increasing complexity and prevalence of devices and systems engineering in medicine, the department brings together experts in the fields of aerospace engineering, applied physics, biological engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science, and mechanical engineering. Many investigators in the Cherng Department of Medical Engineering also work closely with researchers from the biological and chemical engineering programs in Caltech’s divisions of Biology and Biological Engineering (BBE) and Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (CCE).

In addition, to advance translational medical research that best meets clinicians’ and patients’ most pressing needs, scientists and engineers in the Cherng Department of Medical Engineering work with researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, City of Hope, the UCSF School of Medicine, Huntington Memorial Hospital, and Huntington Memorial Research Institutes.

Programme Structure


  • Medical Engineering Seminar
  • Creativity and Technological Innovation with Microfluidic Systems
  • Analog Circuit Design
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Mixed-mode Integrated Circuits
  • Biomedical Optics: Principles and Imaging
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Special Topics in Medical Engineering
  • Sensors in Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants whose first language or native language is not English are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with their applications.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required
  • Official transcripts
  • Upload a CV or Resume
  • Statement of Purpose 

Tuition Fee

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    54570 USD/year
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Living costs for Pasadena

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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