Master of Science in Bioengineering

General

Program Description

A bioengineer develops and applies engineering principles to life sciences. The field focuses on the development and application of engineering concepts, principles, and methods to biological systems. We aim to model, monitor, and treat disorders and disabilities that affect living organisms, to develop algorithms that aid in understanding biological systems and to engineer living systems in order to enhance their performance. The technologies that are generated in this area might include synthetic tissues or organs, sensors that are wired to human body and prosthetics that mimic the natural function of a limb, smart algorithms and end-to-end data analytical engines, bioreactors that improve the quality of treated wastewater and bacteria engineered to produce resources. Bioengineering integrates elements of electrical and mechanical engineering, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science and materials science with biology. Thanks to this multidisciplinary nature, the field of bioengineering often creates out-of-the-box solutions addressing and solving challenges in effect augmenting the well-being of living systems.

The program comprises four tracks: Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Bioinformatics and Machine Learning, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and Synthetic Biology.

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Master's Degree

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be achieved to graduate. Individual courses require a minimum of a B- for course credit. Students are expected to complete an M.Sc. degree in three semesters. Satisfactory participation in every KAUST summer session is mandatory.

M.Sc. Requirements

  • Core courses (12 credits)
  • Elective courses (12 credits)
  • Research/capstone experience (12 credits)
  • Graduate seminar (non-credit)–all students are required to register and receive a satisfactory grade for every semester of the program they attend
  • Completion of one Winter Enrichment Program (WEP)

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Last updated November 2019

About the School

Established in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate-level research university located on the shores of the Red Sea. Ranked 1st in the world for citations per ... Read More

Established in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate-level research university located on the shores of the Red Sea. Ranked 1st in the world for citations per faculty for past 3 consecutive years running (Qs world university rankings), we’re dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Read less