Biomedical Engineering weaves a strong life science foundation with multidisciplinary engineering fundamentals for investigating and understanding living systems using quantitative assessment tools, engineering living systems, and developing novel biomedical sensors and devices. Biomedical Engineering is listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. for the decade ending in 2018. This positive trend is a direct result of the ever-increasing demand for advanced and sophisticated medical technologies as well as for cost-effective healthcare service for our society. Biomedical engineers conduct research, design, develop and evaluate systems and deliver products that address health-related problems. They apply science and technology in support of improved healthcare. Many biomedical engineers, particularly those employed in research laboratories, need a graduate degree.
The objective of the graduate Biomedical Engineering Program at FIU is threefold: (1) to provide highly trained professionals in Biomedical Engineering to serve in academic institutions, government agencies, research laboratories, and manufacturing and service industries, (2) to provide minority students a great opportunity for advanced graduate studies; (3) to supply additional minority graduates to the Biomedical Engineering field, where minorities are highly underrepresented. The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program is geared toward providing students and practicing engineers with the theoretical and practical experience needed to succeed in this field. The program offers a Professional curriculum track, as well as a Research oriented track. The Professional Track is tailored for the engineers currently practicing in the biomedical industry and students interested in pursuing a management career in biomedical industry. The Research Track is geared to prepare the graduate for further graduate study or a career in biomedical research.
Biomedical Engineering Admission Requirements
Prospective students must satisfy all university admission requirements as well as the specific program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
Scholarships, Fellowships & Assistantships
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to qualified domestic and international students. The amounts of these awards vary depending on the type of award, but they may provide full tuition and a monthly stipend.
The Professional Track consists of 27 credit hours of course work, a 3 credit hour capstone project, and a final oral examination.
The Research Track consists of a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of course work, a minimum of 6 semester credit hours of Master’s Thesis, and one semester of the Biomedical Engineering Seminar.