MS in Biomedical Engineering

General

Program Description

The mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is:

  • To educate and train the next diverse generation of biomedical engineers
  • To conduct research leading to significant discoveries in medical sciences
  • To conduct design and development of innovative medical technology
  • To translate scientific discovery and medical technology to industry or clinical practice for delivery of health care
  • To engage with the local to global community for knowledge dissemination

The objectives of the graduate Biomedical Engineering Program at FIU are the following:

  • Provide opportunity for advanced graduate studies and entrepreneurial activities
  • Encourage FIU graduates to extend their careers into research and teaching
  • Prepare graduates for conducting innovative and impactful biomedical engineering research, design and development
  • Provide highly trained professionals in Biomedical Engineering to serve in academic institutions, government agencies, research laboratories, and manufacturing and service industries
  • Improve minority and Hispanic doctoral graduate representation in the Biomedical Engineering field, where they are highly underrepresented
  • Help attract more biotechnology industries to Miami-Dade County and South Florida

Tracks & Specializations

The Professional Track is for engineers currently practicing in the biomedical industry and students interested in pursuing a management career in biomedical industry. A student shall complete 27 credit hours of course work and a 3 credit hour capstone project.

The Research Track is geared to prepare graduates for further graduate study or a career in biomedical research. A student shall complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. This includes a minimum of 24 hours of course work (15 credits of electives in specialty areas, 6 credits of mathematics core courses, 3 credits of life science elective), one semester of the Biomedical Engineering Seminar, and 6 semester credit hours of Master’s Thesis or 3 credit hours of Master’s Project.

The Orthotics and Prosthetics Engineering Track will provide comprehensive training for students in life-science areas, including anatomy, kinesiology, pathology, and normal pathological gait. In addition, it will provide extensive engineering training in biomechanics, material science, and the fabrication and evaluation processes of orthotic and prosthetic devices, as well as research skills.

Last updated Aug 2020

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Top 50 Public Research University Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. FIU is ranked a top-50 innovative public university by U.S. News & World Report and a top-50 national public university by Washington Monthly. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students real opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian—FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. Read less