Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

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Why Choose Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and methods to solve problems in the medical and biological areas. Students in this program work with living systems, apply advanced technology to complex problems in medical care and observe how their work directly impacts the delivery of human health care. Specialized areas of BME include bioinstrumentation; biomaterials; biomechanics; cellular, tissue, and genetic engineering; clinical engineering; medical imaging; orthopedic engineering; rehabilitation engineering; and systems physiology.

Careers

A master of science degree in biomedical engineering prepares students for employment in many industries including government and medicine. This profession is continually expanding as a result of the immense interest from public, government, scientific, and medical communities to improve quality of life. Employment opportunities include working with artificial organs, electrical muscle stimulators, drug delivery systems, artificial joints, prosthetics, and medical imaging technologies. CNN Money lists Biomedical Engineering as the number one engineering field in America.

Success Stories

Muhammed Hamdan hopes to find investors and partners to help him produce a Multi-Sensory Medication Dispenser.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Master of Biomedical Engineering program information and degree requirements in the University Catalog.

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering Program Information and Requirements (PDF)

Focus Areas

Biomaterials

For students interested in tissue engineering and nanomedicine for the development of constructs with polymers and stem cells for tissue regeneration (heart, chronic wounds, bone, central nervous system) or nanoparticles for treating several types of cancer and atherosclerosis. Emphasis is placed on the selection of biomaterials and cell types to optimize tissue regeneration, diseased tissue targeting, and treatment.

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Biomedical Systems Engineering

For students who want to follow a more generalized degree path.

Faculty Advisor: Jaime Ramirez-Vick, Ph.D.

Medical Devices

For students interested in medical devices, such as design and manufacturing of orthopedic implants, biomechanics, and modeling, or human factors of medical instrumentation and devices.  Emphasis is placed on the biomaterials, biomechanics, and biocompatibilities of devices that aim to improve the quality of life of patients with conditions such as trauma, degenerative disease, fractures, and joint arthritis, with the goal to restore functionality and mobility and reduce pain, while considering patient safety and product usability.

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Medical Imaging

For students interested in designing medical imaging equipment and in extracting diagnostic information from medical images and signals. Emphasis is placed on optical imaging, particularly diffuse optical imaging, as well as magnetic resonance and ultrasound imaging. Medical imaging applications include neuroimaging, particularly monitoring brain function during resting state  and neuromodulation, as well as cancer imaging, particularly noninvasive diagnostic imaging biomarkers, image-guided interventions and predicting the intervention response

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Neuroengineering

For students interested in neuroergonomics and human engineering. Provides courses related to principles, computational methods and technologies in the area of neuroengineering. Emphasis is placed on using engineering techniques to understand, design, and analyze the neural-system interface. 

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Admission

Entrance Requirements

  • GPA of at least 2.7 in undergraduate coursework.
  • GRE score of at least 150 Quantitative, at least 145 Verbal and a 3.0 in Analytical Writing for applicants (1) whose undergraduate degree is not in engineering or (2) whose undergraduate degree is not from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • Additional pre-requisite coursework may be required if your undergraduate degree is not in engineering.
  • Letters of recommendation are recommended but not required.

How to Apply

Graduate students should apply for admission through Wright State's Graduate School.


 


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