Biomedical Engineering

Program Overview

The 100% online, biomedical engineering (BME) concentration offers an area of specialization for students in the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) / Master of Science (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.

You'll learn from the same renowned faculty who teach on campus at Purdue and graduate with an MSE/MS.

Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is consistently ranked in the top three online programs by U.S. News and World Report, 2024.

Course Topical Areas: 

Engineered Biomaterials and Biomechanics Imaging
Instrumentation Computational Biomedicine
Neuroengineering and Neurotechnology Regulatory Affairs/Regulatory Science
Biostatistics Ethics and Entrepreneurship
Management and Leadership Industrial and Manufacturing

Degree Requirements with the Biomedical Engineering Concentration

The Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE or MS) degree requires a total of 30 credit hours with at least 18 credits of Purdue, graduate level, engineering. The biomedical engineering (BME) concentration must be completed within these degree requirements. 

Select two courses from the current list of options found on the biomedical engineering course page, including courses such as biostatistics, biomedical signal processing, and polymeric biomaterials.

Select one course from the professional development and regulatory course list, including courses such as preclinical and clinical study design, regulatory issues surrounding approvals of biomedical devices, introduction to data mining and more.

Select one course from the quantitative/analytical courses, including courses such as fatigue structures and materials, biostatistics, random variables and more.

Any courses listed on our courses page will fulfill this requirement. A reminder that the MS/MSE degree requires a minimum of 18 credits of engineering coursework.

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

Creating Your Plan of Study 

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 an Electronic Plan of Study (EPOS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals.  

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