Online Master's in Biomedical Engineering Curriculum

The MS in Biomedical Engineering requires 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework. Students must maintain a GPA of a 3.0 or higher, with no individual course grade lower than a C.

Any courses listed on our courses page will fulfill this requirement, including available non-engineering courses.

All questions regarding courses and transfer credits should be directed to a student’s academic advisor.

Creating Your Plan of Study

The MS in Biomedical Engineering program offers a range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create an Electronic Plan of Study (EPOS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Students may use the Plan of Study Worksheet to initially help map their courses, but this is not a substitute for submitting an official EPOS.

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements. This website is a knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

This sample plan of study is one example of many possible course combination options. Students may choose to shorten or elongate their time to completion. A degree must be earned within five years of beginning the program. The course list page provides future course availability information.

Semester Course Credit Hours Course Type
1 - Fall BME50100 Biostatistics 3 Biomedical Engineering
2 - Spring BME58100 Fundamentals of MEMS 3 Biomedical Engineering
3 - Summer BME56300 Quality Systems for Regulatory Compliance 3 Regulatory Affairs & Professional Skills
4 - Fall BME56100 Preclinical and Clinical Study Design 3 Regulatory Affairs & Professional Skills
5 - Spring BME59500/ABE59100 Polymeric Materials 3 Life Sciences or Elective
6 - Summer GRAD59000 Program Management: A Comprehensive Overview of the Discipline 3 Elective
7 - Fall BME51100 Biomedical Signal Processing 3 Quantitative/Analytical
8 - Spring BME56200 Regulatory Issues Surrounding Approval of Medical Devices 3 Regulatory Affairs & Professional Skills
9 - Summer Semester Off 0  
10 - Fall BME55600 Introduction to Clinical Medicine 3 Life Sciences or Elective
11 - Spring BME56400 Ethical Engineering of Medical Tech 3 Regulatory Affairs & Professional Skills