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M.S. in Bioengineering Degree Program

The Master of Science in Bioengineering program has two degree options. The thesis option requires 24 hours of coursework plus six hours of thesis. The non-thesis option requires 36 hours of coursework.

The GRE is required for admission into the program, and must be completed before application. Students must have an adequate mathematics background equivalent to an undergraduate differential equations-level course.

At least half of a student's total coursework must be in courses taught within the Whitacre College of Engineering.

Students, upon acceptance, are considered to be non-thesis. The graduate faculty advisor for non-thesis students is Dr. Mary Baker. After a suitable thesis advisor has been identified and has agreed to guide the thesis research, a student can change to the thesis option and receive advising from that faculty member.

All bioengineering students take at least one course from the given list of Math/Statistics Courses.

Math/Statistics Courses
For the thesis option: For the non-thesis option:
1 math course 1 math course
ChE 5310: Advanced Chemical Engineering Techniques
CS 5328: Scientific Computing
ECE 5371: Engineering Analysis
IE 5344: Statistical Data Analysis
MATH 5310: Principles of Classical Applied Analysis I
MATH 5330: Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations I
MATH 5332: Partial Differential Equations I
MATH 5334: Numerical Analysis I
MATH 5354: Biomathematics I
MATH 5355: Biomathematics II
ME 5301: Analysis of Engineering Systems
STAT 5384: Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I
STAT 5385: Statistics for Engineers and Scientists II

All bioengineering students take at least two courses from the given list of Core Bioengineering Courses.

Core Bioengineering Courses
For the thesis option: For the non-thesis option:
2 core bioengineering courses 2 core bioengineering courses
IE 5371: Bioengineering Systems
ChE 5363: Biochemical Engineering
ECE 5351: Biomedical Signal Processing

Thesis students take five additional graduate courses that meet with the advisor's approval. Up to two of these courses may be individual studies.

Non-thesis students take nine additional graduate courses that meet with the advisor's approval. Up to three of these courses may be individual studies.

The free electives are very diverse in nature. Students are encouraged to explore courses outside their specific background. Approval in advance by the advisor is required for each course selected under this category. Many courses have been pre-approved as free electives.

Free Elective Courses
For the thesis option: For the non-thesis option:
5 courses from this list
(Up to 2 individual studies)
9 courses from this list
(Up to 3 individual studies)
Any remaining core bioengineering courses from the list above
BIOL 5302: Advanced Cell Biology
BIOL 5306: Advanced Cancer Biology
CHEM 5320: Analytical Spectroscopy
CHEM 5334: Principles of Biochemistry
CHE 5348: Materials Applications for Scanning Probe Microscopy
ChE 5364: Chemical Engineering Applications in Biological Systems
ChE 5365: Biotransport
ChE 5385: Bioprocess Control
ChE 5660: Advanced Bioengineering
CS 5320: Principles of Computer Graphics
CS 5341: Pattern Recognition
CS 5356: Advanced Database Management Systems
CS 5368: Intelligent Systems
CS 5388: Neural Networks
CS 5391: AI Robotics
CS 5392: Reinforcement Learning
CS 5393: Bioinformatics
CS 5357: Multimedia Systems
ECE 5322: Random Signals and Systems
ECE 5350: Introduction to Medical Instrumentation
ECE 5351: Biomedical Signal Processing
ECE 5352: Medical Imaging
ECE 5355: Genomic Signal Processing and Control
ECE 5356: Biosensors and Bioelectronics
ECE 5364: Digital Signal Processing
ECE 5467: Image Processing
ECE 5363: Pattern Recognition
ECE 6360: Computer Vision and Image Reconstruction
ECE 6363: Advanced Pattern Recognition
IE 5301: Ergonomics and Design
IE 5303: Work Physiology
IE 5304: Occupational Biomechanics
IE 5309: Human Factors in Engineering and Design
IE 5342: Design of Experiments
IE 5356: Biomedical Design and Manufacturing
MATH 5356: Topics in Biomathematics
MBIO 5403: Immunobiology
ME 5317: Robot and Machine Dynamics
ME 5360: Biofluid Mechanics
ME 5362: Orthopedic Biomechanics
STAT 5373: Design of Experiments
Other courses as permitted in advance by advisor

For more information, or to get started in the program, contact:
Dr. Mary Baker
806.834.0065