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Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Biomedical Engineering M.S./M.Eng.

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Master’s Programs

The Biomedical Engineering Department offers three different routes for Master;s degrees: (1) The Master of Science (M.S.) is a Master/s degree that requires a thesis; (2) The Master of Engineering (M.Eng) can be obtained with a research project of limited scope or (3) as a course-work-only M.Eng. The M.Eng. is generally recommended for students who do not plan further graduate studies. Pursuing an M.S. is advised for students who plan to obtain a higher graduate degree or have a strong interest in research. The master’s thesis should contribute new knowledge to the field of study and is reviewed by the Master’s committee and submitted to the OGE for review.

Students pursuing a Master’s degree must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. The minimum number of credits for coursework for a M.S. is 24 and 26 for an M.Eng. At least four BME classes at the 6000 level are required for the coursework and no more than two classes at the 4000 level can be included. Additionally, one course in the life sciences (biology or physiology) and one course in advanced math are required. In consultation with their adviser, students must develop a Plan of Study that satisfactorily meets Institute requirements and Departmental requirements.

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