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Engineer Medical Breakthroughs that Save Lives

Graduate Programs in Biomedical Engineering

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Technology drives innovation. So how do you transform innovation from a buzzword into an important element of your work and career? Individuals who wish to work at the edge of medicine and engineering are finding the answer at the School of Engineering's Graduate School. Our master's program in Biomedical Engineering will help you make the most of your career without sacrificing your personal life. A faculty of experienced practitioners and scholars, coupled with convenient class schedules and flexible learning models give you the tools you need to continuously improve in your work--and advance in your career. Isn't it time you put some innovation in your career?

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An Extraordinary Opportunity to Combine Medicine and Engineering to Benefit Humankind

Biomedical engineers are behind some of the most important medical breakthroughs occurring in our world. Together with biologists and doctors, they’re developing artificial organs, prosthetics, and other medical devices, helping us live longer, healthier lives.

The School of Engineering recognizes the contributions biomedical engineers have made to the lives we enjoy today, which is why we’ve put so much support behind our MS program in Biomedical Engineering. Its curriculum 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:
  • Enrolling students who come from many disciplines and bring different skill sets to solve a broad range of biomedical-engineering problems. 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.
  • Providing students with a cutting-edge program that integrates quantitative-engineering skills with biological and medical sciences. Students acquire the skills to engage in technological innovations that give people longer, healthier, and more productive lives.
  • Merging the leadership and talents found at the Institute in chemistry, biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, management and humanities with the expertise in medical sciences at the NYU School of Medicine, NYU School of Dentistry, NYU Courant Institute and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
  • Giving students an opportunity to focus on a wide range of contemporary topics critical to biomedical engineering. 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.

A Perfect Formula for a Successful Biomedical Engineering Program

Polytechnic’s Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program originated in a strategic alliance between the Institute and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The two institutions developed extensive research interests with complementary technological expertise. These collaborations remain a vital program component. With the merging of NYU and the Institute, research opportunities are expanded dramatically.

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