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Biomedical Engineering Major, MS

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (iBME)

Biomedical engineering graduate programs leading to the MS and PhD are administered through the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

Requirements

Boder_FF_2-copy-2The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering offers both thesis and non-thesis MS options in biomedical engineering. The non-thesis option provides graduate students, including co-op and other off-campus students, the opportunity to focus their programs in special areas through extended course work.

Common requirements for both options include:

  • Completion of BME core courses BME 503, BME 510, BME 511, and BME 521.
  • Participation in BME graduate seminars and registration for BME 595 every semester it is offered.
  • Completion of a Knowledge Breadth requirement (3 credit hours) for the BME Specialization Track chosen by the student, as specified in the BME Graduate Student Handbook.
  • Completion of a Knowledge Depth requirement (3 – 6 credit hours) for the BME Specialization Track chosen by the student, as specified in the BME Graduate Student Handbook.

Thesis Option

Requirements specific to the thesis-option MS are:

  • At least 21 credit hours of course work (exclusive of thesis credits) beyond the baccalaureate in biomedical engineering and related areas. A minimum of 12 credit hours of these courses must be in the BME program.
  • At least 9 credit hours of thesis research (500).
  • Successful completion of a final examination consisting of a written thesis report and oral defense of the thesis.

Non-Thesis Option

Requirements specific to the non-thesis MS are:

  • At least 30 credit hours of course work beyond the baccalaureate in biomedical engineering and related areas. A minimum of 18 credit hours of these courses must be in the BME program.
  • Successful completion of a final examination consisting of a written report and oral defense on a topic to be chosen in consultation with the student’s MS committee.

Course Descriptions

Visit the University of Tennessee Graduate Catalog for a list of course descriptions.
The prefix for biomedical engineering is BME.

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