Title of the Programme
The programme shall be master of engineering in biomedical engineering MEng. (BE)
Biomedical Engineers apply their knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine to healthcare and medical device industries. Biomedical Engineering is a distinct field that encompasses engineering disciplines, biology, life sciences, medicine, clinical applications, and the improvement of human health. Since 2006, our MEng program has been training students who wish to enhance their professional skills in biomedical engineering. Students engage in a combination of course work and internship or co-op work experience. The program emphasizes the clinical and industrial aspects of biomedical engineering and prepares students for careers in hospitals and private industry. Many students find employment as clinical engineers. Students wishing to pursue a PhD should apply to the Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Biomedical Engineering.
The biomedical engineering MEng prepares you to consider the big picture as you understand the ethical implications of biomedical engineering developments and the roles of physicians, patients, and the marketplace in new products and innovations. If you’re looking for clarification around common questions such as “what are the specialty areas within biomedical engineering?” and “what is biomedical technology?” you aren’t alone. At WPI, our coursework includes a multidisciplinary mix of biomedical engineering, mathematics, life sciences, and various electives that delivers a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to all the topics and technology in the discipline. The MEng Biomedical Engineering helps all types of engineers focus their specialty in the biomedical industry. The flexible program is especially suited for anyone going to school and working full-time.
Through course work that includes a multidisciplinary mix of biomedical engineering, advanced mathematics, life sciences, and various electives, students tailor their degree to their interests. Students work alongside renowned faculty to learn cutting-edge approaches in areas like tissue engineering, biomedical instrumentation, and bio fluids.
A thesis is not required in the master of engineering in biomedical engineering, but you may choose to conduct a smaller research project as part of your degree.