Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, NY, USA
USD 28,442 / per semester **
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* February 15 priority deadline; rolling thereafter
** when enrolled for 12-18 credits per semester | $2,370 per credit hour when enrolled in fewer than 12 credits per semester
RIT’s biomedical engineering master’s degree produces professionals who can innovate solutions for today’s most pressing healthcare challenges.
Why Study RIT's RIT’s Biomedical Engineering Master’s Degree
Design equipment, devices, and processes such as artificial internal organs and prosthetics, pharmaceutical development and manufacturing processes, and machines for diagnosing medical problems or performing robotic-assisted surgery.
Pipeline to graduate study or an immediate gateway to a dynamic biomedical engineering career.
The biomedical engineering master’s degree produces nimble professionals who can leverage the power of technology, design, and engineering to make positive, powerful impacts on human health and patient care.
Biomedical Engineering Is Critical to the Future of Health Care
Biomedical engineering applies the principles and theories of engineering to solve problems in the wide-ranging fields of medicine and health care. Biomedical engineers can be found working alongside scientists, other engineering professionals, and medical practitioners to evaluate the complex, interdependent systems of the human body to develop and research effective solutions to improve or enhance a patient’s quality of life. These solutions can range from life-saving devices such as pace-makers and artificial organs; to life-enhancing mechanisms like prosthetics, artificial joints, and wearable medical devices; to medical instrumentation, such as next-generation MRI, CT, that enable more efficient medical procedures; to manufacturing processes involving live cells.
Biomedical Engineering Courses
Through core courses and electives, RIT’s biomedical engineering master’s program will provide the knowledge you need to develop and define your knowledge of biomedical engineering principles and practices to prepare you to design biomedical engineering systems that result in applications that improve and enhance the health and well-being of patients. The degree culminates in a two-course sequence of a design project and presentation. You will conduct an assessment of a medical problem or challenge and develop a solution taking into account stakeholder and market analysis, and regulatory and intellectual property considerations. In the second course, you will use the knowledge gained in the first course to inform an advanced biodesign strategy that includes the design and fabrication of product concepts using rapid prototyping tools.
Scholarships and Funding
An RIT graduate degree is an investment with lifelong returns.
You’ll earn a highly marketable credential that will boost your skillset, enhance your expertise, and make you even more competitive for employment.
A combination of sources can help fund your graduate degree.
RIT offers partial graduate tuition scholarships based on merit. These scholarships reduce the tuition you pay. They do not have to be paid back.
The money you earn while working on a co-op, as a graduate assistant, or through on-campus employment can help cover your tuition, fees, and expenses while completing your degree.
U.S. students and eligible non-citizens may be offered federal loans to finance their education. All students can apply for private Alternative Educational Loans.
Employer benefits, outside scholarships, and external grants are a few other sources that can help fund your graduate education.
RIT Offers Graduate Scholarships
Graduate Tuition Scholarships
- Typically, 10-40% tuition scholarship range. The amount of scholarship offered varies by student and department.
- Offered to top candidates in recognition of academic excellence and outstanding admission credentials.
- Those offered a graduate scholarship will receive a scholarship letter in their admissions portal at the time they are notified of their acceptance.
- Students pursuing degrees in designated online programs that pay the online tuition rate are not considered for this scholarship.
RIT Master Plan
- A 45% Graduate tuition scholarship
- Offered to students who graduate with at least a bachelor's degree from RIT after December 2019.
- Students in a Combined Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's program are not considered for this scholarship.
RIT Master Up NY
- A 30% Graduate tuition scholarship
- Offered to New York State residents with a bachelor's degree or anyone who graduates with at least a bachelor's degree from a college or university in New York State.
- Students pursuing degrees in designated online programs that pay the online tuition rate and students in a Combined
- Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's programs are not considered for this scholarship.
Biomedical Engineering, MS degree, typical source sequence
- BIME-607 Graduate Biodesign 3
- BIME-750 Biostatistics 3
- BIME-791 Graduate Biomedical Laboratory 4
- BIME-792 Project with Paper 6
- BIME-795 Graduate Seminar* 2
- CHME-709 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 3
- BME Grad Elective 6
- KGCOE Engineering Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 30
*Students take BIME-795 twice
Program Tuition Fee
Biomedical engineering is a rapidly growing field with a variety of career opportunities for students with an interest in combining engineering with medicine. It’s a branch of engineering that uniquely leverages the vast knowledge base of biology and medicine to solve problems focused on health care and the human body. Biomedical engineers combine their knowledge of engineering with biology, anatomy, and physiology to create devices and systems for a variety of healthcare issues. The need for sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, as well as manufacturing processes that use cell culture and tissue culture techniques, has fueled the demand for biomedical engineers who commonly work in multidisciplinary teams to develop devices, equipment, and processes for several applications.
Biomedical engineers can be found working in a variety of settings to work performed by to improve the health and well-being of others, including biocompatibility testing, engineering artificial organs and tissues, developing new drug delivery systems, creating or modifying innovative medical devices, enhancing medical imaging techniques, or designing procedures to meet regulatory requirements: Positions are available in academia, hospitals and clinics, laboratories, manufacturing settings, and more. Biomedical engineers will find dynamic careers in which they are uniquely qualified to:
- Design systems and products, such as artificial internal organs, artificial devices that replace body parts, and machines for diagnosing medical problems
- Work with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists to research the engineering aspects of biological systems of humans and animals
- Collaborate with pharmaceutical companies to develop new drug therapies
- Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment
Master’s in Biomedical Engineering: A Pathway To An Immediate Career or Advanced Study
The MS in biomedical engineering equips you to launch a career immediately after earning the degree or to pursue advanced study in any number of graduate or professional programs, including engineering, science, medicine, and healthcare professions.
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