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Biomedical Engineering

Our Biomedical Engineering Program

The 30 credit hour online master's program in biomedical engineering (BME) is a concentration packed in our Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE/MS) degree. This program was created for professionals who wish to build a competitive edge in the biomedical and healthcare industries. As a student in this program, you will focus heavily on biomedical engineering topics and technical knowledge. We offer both thesis and non-thesis options.

You'll learn from the same renowned faculty who teach on campus at Purdue and graduate with an MSE/MS. We offer both thesis and non-thesis options.

Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is consistently ranked in the top ten programs by US News and World Report. The biomedical engineering concentration was ranked #1 best online master's in biomedical engineering in 2021 by Best Value Schools.

Biomedical Engineering students will be able to choose from a course menu featuring classes in: 

Biomedical Engineering Regulatory Engineering
Life Science Quantitative/Analytical

Online Plan of Study Details

The MSE/MS master's program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load. For planning purposes, an example POS for the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering degree is available, as well as an extensive course menu that lists classes available over the next several years.

Go to the BME concentration requirements page or view a sample plan of study.

Biomedical Engineering Job Outlook

For engineers considering additional training in biomedical engineering coursework and certification, it helps to examine the job outlook for that specific discipline. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for biomedical engineers will increase about 4% between now and 2028. 

Admissions to the Biomedical Engineering Concentration

You must already hold an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program or one with equivalent standards. You must apply and be admitted to Purdue Online. More information about admissions can be found by visiting the Interdisciplinary Engineering requirements and admissions page.