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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D.

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Matriculation into the doctoral program is based upon prior demonstration of a high level of academic achievement in graduate and/or undergraduate work. Advanced study and research are conducted under the guidance of a faculty member of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and an interdisciplinary committee. A total of 72 credits (21 course work credits minimum and the remainder research credits) satisfy both the Department’s and the Institutes’ residency and thesis requirements. A maximum of 8 credits at the 4000 level, i.e., a maximum of two courses, may be applied to the 21 coursework requirement, with the remainder of the courses at the 6000 level. These requirements are formalized in a Plan of Study that is prepared in consultation with the student’s research adviser.

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better to meet the Institute’s minimum academic requirements. Additionally, advancement to Doctoral Status requires a 3.3 GPA at the time of the advancement.

Please note that students entering with a B.S. have no more than seven years to complete their Ph.D. Students who entered the program with a Master’s have no more than five years to complete their Ph.D.

Outcomes of the Graduate Curriculum
Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • make original contribution(s) to the discipline of BME.
  • demonstrate creative and independent thinking.
  • identify new research opportunities in the field of BME.
  • demonstrate efficient communication skills across multiple disciplines spanning from engineering to biomedical science.
  • display high ethical standards, especially in the context of human health.

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