Earn a Master's Degree Online from Purdue College of Engineering with Concentration in Biomedical Engineering
Whom It's For
This MSE/MS concentration is primarily aimed at working engineers focused on enhancing technical and scientific skills and
knowledge that will advance their careers in the broad fields of biomedical engineering, bioengineering, and biotechnology. Useful
background for this concentration includes undergraduate coursework in basic biology, mechanics, and statistics/ probability. The
Biomedical Engineering option is a non-thesis program for professionals.
A unique feature of the Purdue biomedical engineering concentration is the emphasis on practical regulatory affairs at both the
initial approval and later compliance stages. Students gain valuable in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements as well as
guided practice with effective regulatory document submissions. This advanced education in quality and regulatory compliance
will prepare students for rapid integration into regulatory affairs teams in critical areas of the industry. |
Students pursuing the Biomedical Engineering concentration must meet eligibility requirements for the MSE (Master of Science in Engineering)
or MS (Master of Science) degree program.
Faculty for this MSE/MS concentration will come from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the various schools of
engineering that participate in the distance education programs of the College.
For more than 30 years, biomedical engineering researchers at Purdue have been making cutting-edge breakthroughs improving lives
around the world. Pacemakers that respond to exercise, implantable defibrillators, natural tissue repair devices, drug delivery
systems, and biocompatible artificial joints are just a few of the products developed and brought to fruition by the Weldon School
of Biomedical Engineering.
Working at the interface between biology and engineering, the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering is leading the way and creating
solutions to the most difficult problems in medicine - often through innovative partnerships with industry. This realm, where
research and engineering science converge and make optimum solutions possible, is critical to advancing health care in the 21st
Professionals completing the Purdue BME concentration option will apply these unique learning sets in the workplace:
- New technical and scientific knowledge in Biomedical Engineering
- Skills in translating ideas to medical products
- Demonstrated ability to prepare regulatory documentation
- Heightened awareness of emerging technologies and novel biomedical engineering applications
Courses taken from Purdue University are available primarily through streaming video over the internet and downloadable
MPEG-4 files. Access the system requirements on our website.
The degree option in Biomedical Engineering requires completion of 30 credit hours of coursework. Of these, 18 credits must be
from Purdue and 18 credits must be in engineering. Following admission, each student will have responsibility to develop a plan
of study requiring approval of their academic advisory committee. A committee chair or primary advisor will work with the student
to create a plan of study appropriate for his/ her current career situation and objectives for the future. A Plan of Study (POS)
for the Biomedical Engineering concentration requires course credits from the areas listed below:
Multivariate Analysis in Biostatistics is the preferred course for the Quantitative requirement.
|Biomedical Engineering Courses (6 credits)
||Biosensors: Fundamentals and Applications
||Kinematics and Dynamics of Human Motion
|Regulatory Engineering Courses (6 credits)
||Preclinical and Clinical Study Design
||Regulatory Compliance for Biomedical Devices
||Regulatory Issues Surrounding Approval of Biomedical Devices
|Quantitative / Analytical Courses (3 credits)
Each of the courses listed below may also fulfill the Quantitative requirement:
|Course Number || Course Name
||Random Variables and Signals
||Lumped System Theory
||Industrial Applications of Statistics
||Linear Algebra with Applications
||Introduction to Complex Analysis
||Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists I
||Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists II
||Design of Experiments
|Life Science Courses (3 credits)
|Professional Ethics Courses (1 credit)
||Biomedical Engineering Ethics
|Additional Graduate Courses*** (11 credits)
Students select courses of interest; at least 3 credit hours must be in engineering.
Visit our distance course planning guide for course times and detailed description.
* Preclinical and Clinical Study Design is a 2 credit hour course.|
** Biomedical Engineering Ethics is a 1 credit hour course.
*** All courses are 3 credit hours except those listed above.