Bioengineering, M.S.

General

Program Description

Bioengineering, M.S.

Our master’s program in bioengineering combines coursework in engineering theory, life sciences, and entrepreneurship to give you the analytical and practical tools to succeed in the biotechnology and bioengineering industries. We incorporate both didactic classroom lecture and laboratory experience, infusing discipline-specific topics with hands-on research, workshops with leaders in the field, and professional networking opportunities.

The M.S. in Bioengineering focuses on the theory and development of medical devices and its practical application in the creation of new and novel devices. It is suitable for students with a variety of backgrounds including engineering, life sciences, and medicine.

Engineering Facilities

Test classroom theory in the school's labs. From vacuum ovens to wind tunnels, you'll access the same equipment used by industry professionals.

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Curriculum

Core Requirements:

  • BIOE 610 Engineering Principles in Cell Biology (3 credits)
  • BIOE 620 Statistics for Biomedical Engineers (3 credits)
  • BIOE 650 Medical Devices (3 credits)
  • BIOE 666 Biomedical Signals and Systems (3 credits)
  • SBES 710 Technology Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • BIOE 751 Signal Processing I (3 credits)

Total: 18 Credits

Select two (2) courses from the following:

  • BIOE 622 Biomechanics* (3 credits)
  • BIOE 640 Process Control in Biotechnology (3 credits)
  • BIOE 642 Sensors and Actuators* (3 credits)
  • BIOE 660 Digital Processing of Biological Signals (3 credits)
  • BIOE 730 Nanotechnology (3 credits)
  • BIOE 860 Special Topics (3 credits)
  • EENG 780 Silicon Integrated Circuit Theory and Fabrication* (3 credits)

Total: 6 Credits

*These courses are cross-listed with other departments:
EENG 780/BIOE 780 Silicon Integrated Circuit Theory and Fabrication
BIOE 622/MENG 622 Biomechanics
BIOE 642/MENG 642 Sensors and actuators

Capstone Project

  • BIOE 870 Design Project I (3 credits)
  • BIOE 880 Design Project II (3 credits)

Total: 6 Credits

Thesis Track**:

  • BIOE 890 M.S. Thesis I (3 credits)
  • BIOE 891 M.S. Thesis II (3 credits)

**Students must choose either Thesis track or Capstone Project

Total Program Credits = 30

Career Options

  • Medical device design
  • Nanotechnology
  • Micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS)
  • Bioinformatics
  • Implantable and wearable technologies
  • Telemedicine

Tuition, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

We believe it's important to offer access to the opportunity to all qualified students. NYIT has one of the lowest private tuitions in New York State and provides more than $40 million in institutional financial aid each year.

Admission Requirements

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university in computer science, life sciences, electrical engineering, physics, or related areas.
    • If you have a degree in engineering, an accredited program is one that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
    • If you have completed degrees in computer science or a closely related field, an accredited program is one taken at a college that is regionally accredited, such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
    • If you have an international baccalaureate degree or diploma which is equivalent to three years of undergraduate study in the U.S. in computer science, engineering, or a related area, you may be eligible to be admitted into a bridge option in your intended graduate program.
  • Students interested in the Bioengineering M.S. program should meet the following prerequisites or equivalents:
    • Math
      • Univariate Calculus (MATH 170, MATH 180)
      • Multivariate Calculus (MATH 260)
      • Linear Algebra (MATH 310)
      • Differential Equations (MATH 320)
    • Science
      • Two semesters of calculus-based physics (PHYS 170, PHYS 180)
      • Two semesters of college-level chemistry (CHEM 110/110L, CHEM 150/150L)
    • Life Sciences
      • One semester of Anatomy (BIOL 210)
      • One semester of Physiology (BIOL 310/310L)
    • Programming
      • Two semesters of introduction to computer science (CSCI 125, CSCI 185)
    • Engineering
      • One semester of electrical circuits (EENG 212)
    • Additional entrance requirements for students in the Medical Devices track:
      • One semester of control systems (EENG 320)
      • One semester of signals and systems (EENG 341)
      • One semester of microprocessors and embedded systems (EENG 370)
      • Two additional semesters of electrical circuits (with labs) (EENG 270, EENG 275, EENG 281)
  • Applicants missing prerequisite coursework may be required to enroll in additional courses during or prior to Term I (first summer) in order to satisfy prerequisite knowledge for the core curriculum. Students accepted with conditions will be required to achieve a 3.0 GPA in their first 12 credits to continue in the program and must meet with an advisor to review progress until fully admitted.
    Note: Credits earned for prerequisite courses will not be counted toward the 30 credits required for the M.S. degree.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.85 for full matriculation.
    • If you do not qualify for full matriculation, you may be admitted provisionally. Upon completion of 12 graduate credits and fulfillment of prerequisite requirements, your status may be reviewed for full matriculation.
  • Submit GRE scores
    • Graduates of foreign universities are required to take the GRE and submit their scores.
  • If you have a GPA below 2.85, you may, at the discretion of the dean, be asked to take the GRE or other diagnostic tests. Admission will be based upon consideration of test results, previous academic performance, and related employment, if applicable.
  • Transfer credits: You may transfer up to six transfer credits from an accredited graduate program for appropriate courses in which a minimum grade of B was earned.

General Application Materials

  • Completed application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree.
  • Official GRE scores, if required. NYIT GRE Code: 2561
  • International student requirements: English proficiency, I-20, and transcript evaluation

Last updated November 2019

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