Biomedical engineers are behind some of the most important medical breakthroughs today. Together with biologists and doctors, they’re developing artificial organs, prosthetics, and other medical devices, helping us live longer, healthier lives.
Our MS program in Biomedical Engineering proudly merges the best from our chemistry, engineering, and computer science divisions, with the biomedical science offerings from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The partnership allows our students to take advantage of both facilities, faculties, and associated research programs, which share coextensive initiatives. Noteworthy areas of overlapping scientific investigation include neurorobotics, tissue engineering, and telemetry, among others.
It’s an exciting alliance, and we ensure access for both full- and part-time students by scheduling many 3-credit courses as 2 ½-hour nightly lectures held once per week. Evening research opportunities are also available.
The Biomedical Engineering MS program offers 3 tracks: Biomaterials Track, Medical Imaging Track, Bioinstrumentation Track.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of the MS in Biomedical Engineering program is to give you an in-depth, advanced education that provides you with the analytical tools to perform fundamental and applied research in biomedical engineering. Alternatively, you will gain the requisite technical knowledge to apply to management, marketing, sales and other entrepreneurial activities related to biomedical engineering. Specific objectives of the program include the following:
The program accommodates students with a BS or a more advanced degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, premedical, bioengineering and biotechnology.
Students acquire the skills to engage in technological innovations that give people longer, healthier, and more productive lives.
Students choose courses in topics that include biomedical instrumentation, biomaterials, drug delivery, orthopedic biomechanics and devices, protein engineering, anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, immunology, bioinformatics, systems analysis and mathematics, medical imaging and material science.
Giving students the option of doing research in laboratories at the School of Engineering, NYU Medical and Dental Schools, NYU-affiliated hospitals or SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Students may also substitute research credits with course electives.
Applicants to the master’s program should have BS or a more advanced degree in any engineering discipline, mathematics; or any of the natural sciences.
You should also have:
a minimum of 2 semesters of college-level calculus (see
4.00 Credits Calculus I MA-UY 1024
This course covers library of Functions: functions of one variable. Limits, derivatives of functions defined by graphs, tables and formulas, differentiation rules for power, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives of trigonometric functions, the product and quotient rule, the chain rule, applications of the chain rule, maxima and minima, optimization. MA 1324 is for students who wish to take MA 1024 but need more review of precalculus. MA1324 covers the same material as MA1024 but with more contact hours a week, incorporating a full discussion of the required precalculus topics.
Prerequisite: Placement Exam or MA-UY 912 or MA-UY 914. Corequisite: EX-UY 1
4.00 Credits Calculus II MA-UY 1124
This course covers definite integrals, theorems about integrals, anti-derivatives, second fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques of integration, introduction to ordinary differential equations, improper integrals, numerical methods of integration, applications of integration, sequences, series, power series, approximations of functions via Taylor polynomials, Taylor series.
Corequisite: EX-UY 1.
2 semesters of college-level physics (see
4.00 Credits Introductory Physics I PH-UY 1004
This course is the first of a two-semester integrated lecture and laboratory sequence in general physics for science and engineering students. One-dimensional motions. Vectors and two-dimensional motions. Newton’s laws of motion. Conservation of energy and momentum. Rotational motions. Gravity. Statics and elasticity. Fluids. Oscillations. Heat and the laws of thermodynamics.
Prerequisite: MA-UY 1024 or an approved equivalent. Co-requisite: MA-UY 1124 or an approved equivalent, and EX-UY 1
4.00 Credits Introductory Physics II PH-UY 2004
This is the second course of a two-semester, integrated lecture and laboratory sequence in general physics for science and engineering students. Electric forces and fields. Electric potential and capacitance. Electric current. Magnetic forces and fields. Faradays law and inductance. Maxwell’s equations. Mechanical and electromagnetic waves. Geometrical optics. Interference and diffraction.
Prerequisites: PH-UY 1004, MA-UY 1124 or an approved equivalent. Corequisite: EX-UY 1
2 semesters of college-level chemistry (see
4.00 Credits General Chemistry I CM-UY 1014
This course covers chemical equations, chemical conservation laws, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, properties of gases, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding and molecular structure. The course is required for students in the Biomolecular Science Program.
Corequisite: EX-UY 1.
4.00 Credits General Chemistry II CM-UY 1024
This course covers states of matter, chemical thermodynamics and equilibria, kinetics, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, introduction to organic chemistry, natural and synthetic polymers. The course is required for students in the Biomolecular Science Program.
Prerequisite: CM-UY 1004 or CM-UY 1014. Corequisite: EX-UY 1.
For those focusing on the Biomaterials track, additional background in organic chemistry and biochemistry is desirable. For those choosing the Medical Imaging or Bioinstrumentation tracks, additional advanced mathematics courses (e.g.,
This course covers first order differential equations: modeling and solving. Stability of autonomous equations. Higher order linear ordinary differential equations: Solution bases, Wronskian and initial value problems. Linear system of first-order differential equations with constant coefficients: Elimination and eigenvalue method of solution. Elementary concepts of numerical analysis. Numerical solution of initial value problems for ordinary differential equations.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MA-UY 2012.
2.00 Credits Multivariable Calculus A MA-UY 2112
This course introduces Multivariable Calculus. Analysis of functions of several variables, vector valued functions, partial derivatives and multiple integrals.
Prerequisite: MA-UY 2012.
2.00 Credits Multivariable Calculus B MA-UY 2122
This course continues Multivariable Calculus. Optimization techniques, parametric equations, line integrals, surface integrals and major theorems concerning their applications.
Prerequisite: MA-UY 2112.
) are recommended. Students lacking undergraduate courses described above may be admitted contingent upon the student’s satisfying the courses necessary for success in the program.
To help students raise their level of knowledge in chemical and biochemical concepts specific to advanced courses in the Medical Imaging or Bioinstrumentation tracks, the program developed
3.00 Credits Principles of Chemical and Biochemical Systems BE-GY 6653
This is an introductory course that is restricted for graduate students who have not had any undergraduate chemistry courses. It focuses on fundamental knowledge of chemical and biochemical reactions. Students learn structure and function of biological molecules such as proteins, carbohydrates and DNA. They master basic concepts of structure-property relationships of macromolecules. Chemistries critical to biosensor technologies such as linking biological molecules to various supports, is described. Students appreciate and understand the wide range of chemical and biological molecules critical to living systems.
Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
. A program adviser reviews with successful applicants what undergraduate courses, if any, they must take. Such courses do not count toward the master’s degree.