Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc. | University of California, Irvine (UCI) | Irvine, United States
24 months
33619 USD/year
33619 USD/year
18517 USD/year
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The Biomedical Engineering program of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is housed at UCI's Samueli School of Engineering and closely affiliated with the College of Medicine, School of Biological Sciences and School of Physical Sciences.


About the Program

The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering, and a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree in conjunction with the UCI College of Medicine. There are currently 27 full-time faculty in the Biomedical Engineering program of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and 51 affiliated faculty from the various schools listed above. Research areas include micro/nano medicine, biophotonics, biocomputation and tissue engineering, with clinical emphases in neuroscience, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and ophthalmology.

We are located in the heart of Orange County, the largest concentration of medical device companies in the nation. In addition, we are just 70 miles north of San Diego County, the nation's third largest concentration of biotech companies. The majority of our faculty collaborate and interact with these companies, providing a unique environment to perform relevant research addressing real-world concerns. It also provides for abundant opportunities to familiarize oneself with potential employers during the course of the graduate studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell & Tissue Engineering
  • Quantitative Physiology: Sensory Motor Systems
  • Quantitative Physiology: Organ Transport Systems
  • Applied Engineering Mathematics
  • Clinical Medicine for Biomedical Engineering
  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

  • Students should have a bachelor’s degree in an engineering, physical science or biological science discipline
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.20 during undergraduate study is recommended for admission into the Biomedical Engineering program
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Both a statement of purpose and personal history statement are required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33619 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33619 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    33619 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33619 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18517 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18517 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Irvine

1560 - 2585 USD /month
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