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.

Math/Statistics Courses

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

  • For the thesis option: 1 math course
  • For the non-thesis option: 1 math course

Courses

  • 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

Core Bioengineering Courses

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

  • For the thesis option: 2 core bioengineering courses
  • For the non-thesis option: 2 core bioengineering courses

Courses

  • IE 5371: Bioengineering Systems
  • ChE 5363: Biochemical Engineering
  • ECE 5351: Biomedical Signal Processing

Additional Coursework

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.

  • 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