Healthcare Engineering Option in the Master of Engineering Degree



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The curriculum leading to the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree with an option in Healthcare Engineering (MEHE) is designed to meet the growing demand for engineers trained to apply the principles of engineering, health sciences, and business administration to effectively manage the physical, technological, and supports services of healthcare facilities in order to optimize the safety, quality, efficiency, accessibility, and cost effectiveness of healthcare delivery processes and healthcare systems. You can see all the exciting job opportunities that this degree can provide on our jobs page.

With a strong engineering college, a comprehensive health sciences center with hospital facilities, and a quality business college all on the same campus, Texas Tech University is one of the first institutions offering a degree option in healthcare engineering.


This interdisciplinary curriculum consists of 36 graduate-level semester credit hours, including 33 course credits (11 courses) and 3 credits for research. The 11 courses include 9 required courses and 2 electives in engineering, health sciences, and business. To allow practicing engineers to manage career and family commitments while earning graduate credentials and upgrading their professional skills, a number of the courses are offered on-line, and it is possible to complete the degree curriculum entirely through distance-learning. See Curriculum and Course Description and Research.


In addition to the regulations governing admission to the Graduate School, a baccalaureate degree in engineering, or its equivalent, is required for entrance to Master of Engineering program. See Application for Admission.

Degree Requirements

Master of Engineering students are subject to all master's degree regulations as outlined in the Graduate Catalog. All work credited toward the degree must be completed within nine calendar years. There is not a thesis, language or tool-subject requirement. Every candidate for a master's degree is required to pass a final comprehensive examination.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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Graduate school can be expensive, and we understand some of the problems this may cause. However, there are several scholarships available for graduate students in general and some specifically for this particular degree option.

Transfer of Courses

Credits for graduate course work completed in residence at another accredited graduate school may be accepted for as many as 12 hours of the 36 semester hour requirements upon approval of the MEHE advisor.


A listing of faculty members who are involved in healthcare engineering research is available on the Healthcare Engineering Faculty page.

Alumni and Current Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences and benefits that current students are experiencing as they participate in this degree program, as well as the difference the program made for graduates with the M.Eng. Healthcare Engineering Option.

For More Information

If you have questions about the M.Eng. Healthcare Engineering Option, please contact:

Ming Chyu, Ph.D., P.E., Professor
Coordinator, Healthcare Engineering Option

Whitacre College of Engineering
Texas Tech University
Box 41021
Lubbock, TX 79409-1021

T 806.742.3563 x230 | F 806.742.3543