Biomedical Engineering, MS

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Program Description

Biomedical Engineering, MS

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Biomedical engineers are behind some of the most important medical breakthroughs occurring in our world. Together with biologists and doctors, they’re developing artificial organs, prosthetics, and other medical devices, helping us live longer, healthier lives.

NYU Engineeringrecognizes the contributions biomedical engineers have made to the lives we enjoy today, which is why we’ve put so much support behind our MS program in Biomedical Engineering. Its curriculum proudly merges the best from our chemistry, engineering, and computer science divisions with the biomedical science offerings from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The partnership allows our students to take advantage of both facilities, faculties, and associated research programs, which share coextensive initiatives. Noteworthy areas of overlapping scientific investigation include neurorobotics, tissue engineering, and telemetry, among others.

It’s an exciting alliance, and we ensure access for both full- and part-time students by scheduling many 3-credit courses as 2 ½-hour nightly lectures held once per week. Evening research opportunities are also available.

Goals and Objectives

The goal of the MS in Biomedical Engineering program is to give you an in-depth, advanced education that provides you with the analytical tools to perform fundamental and applied research in biomedical engineering. Alternatively, you will gain the requisite technical knowledge to apply to management, marketing, sales and other entrepreneurial activities related to biomedical engineering. Specific objectives of the program include the following:

  • Enrolling students who come from many disciplines and bring different skill sets to solve a broad range of biomedical-engineering problems. The program accommodates students with a BS or a more advanced degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, premedical, bioengineering and biotechnology.
  • Merging the leadership and talents found at the Institute in chemistry, biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, management and humanities with the expertise in medical sciences at the NYU School of Medicine, NYU School of Dentistry, NYU Courant Institute and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
  • Giving students an opportunity to focus on a wide range of contemporary topics critical to biomedical engineering. Students choose courses in topics that include biomedical instrumentation, biomaterials, drug delivery, orthopedic biomechanics and devices, protein engineering, anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, immunology, bioinformatics, systems analysis and mathematics, medical imaging and material science.
  • Giving students the option of doing research in laboratories at NYU Engineering, NYU Medical and Dental Schools, NYU-affiliated hospitals or SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Students may also substitute research credits with course electives.

A Perfect Formula for a Successful Biomedical Engineering Program
Polytechnic’s Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program originated in a strategic alliance between the Institute and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The two institutions developed extensive research interests with complementary technological expertise. These collaborations remain a vital program component. With the merging of NYUand the Institute, research opportunities are expanded dramatically.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the master’s program should have 1 or more of the following:

  • BS or a more advanced degree in any engineering discipline;
  • BS or more advanced degree in mathematics; or
  • BS or more advanced degree in any of the natural sciences.

For those focusing on the Biomaterials track, additional background in organic chemistry and biochemistry is desirable. For those choosing the Medical Imaging or Bioinstrumentation tracks, additional advanced mathematics courses (e.g., MA 2132 Ordinary Differential Equations, Credits: 2.00, MA 2112 Multivariable Calculus A, Credits: 2.00, and MA 2122 Multivariable Calculus B, Credits: 2.00) are recommended. Students lacking undergraduate courses described above may be admitted contingent upon the student’s satisfying the courses necessary for success in the program.

To help students raise their level of knowledge in chemical and biochemical concepts specific to advanced courses in the Medical Imaging or Bioinstrumentation tracks, the program developed BE 6653 Principles of Chemical and Biochemical Systems, Credits: 3.00. A program adviser reviews with successful applicants what undergraduate courses, if any, they must take. Such courses do not count toward the master’s degree.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 1, 2016
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