Biomedical Engineering

Advancing Engineering Leaders

Rutgers School of Engineering provides students with a strong technical background and prepares them for leadership careers in exciting and challenging professions. Both our teaching and research are firmly rooted in scientific principles while incorporating knowledge of today’s challenges.

  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Engineering (ME)


Rutgers’ Biomedical Engineering program has over 70 graduate faculty dedicated to providing students with a solid training different degree programs, each suited to students' different career interests. The graduate program is a joint venture between the School of Engineering and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, which is part of Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences. The program provides outstanding graduate-level training in six critical areas of biomedical engineering and technology including:

  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Computational Bioengineering and Biomedical Imaging
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Nanosystems Bioengineering
  • Neuroengineering
  • Physiological Systems and BioInstrumentation

Students have two master’s degree options. All thesis-based students should seek to complete M.S.; students who have not completed this option by the end of their third year will be required to leave the graduate program with an M.Eng. The options consist of the following course requirements:

M.S. (thesis option): 27 Course Credits + 6 Research Credits

3 BME Core Courses (9); Advanced Math (3); Advanced Cell Biology (3); BME Seminar/ Professional Development Credits (3); 3 Electives (9); Research Credits (6).

M.ENG (non-thesis option): 30 Course Credits + 3 Non-Thesis Study Credits

3 BME Core Courses (9); Advanced Math (3); Advanced Cell Biology (3); BME Seminar/ Professional Development Credits (3); 4 Electives (12); Non-Thesis Study (3). The M.Eng. is considered a terminal degree that does not lead to a Ph.D.

In both degree programs, there is a final comprehensive examination (thesis defense or paper/literature review/project), normally taken during the term that will complete the student's course of study, which will emphasize the student's area of concentration.


Why Rutgers School of Engineering for Graduate School?

Rutgers School of Engineering’s Master of Science degree program is aimed at students interested in furthering their knowledge in a particular engineering discipline for industrial and research advancement. We offer nine degree programs through seven engineering departments along with a global commitment to advanced research and scholarship.

A core curriculum of fundamentals is augmented with electives that enable students to focus on areas with direct relevance to innovations at the forefront of research. Students graduating with an advanced degree from Rutgers are well placed to undertake careers in a diverse range of industrial and corporate areas.

Our school ensures rigorous academic standards, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between graduate faculty and students, and oversees innovative professional development initiatives that prepare graduate students to succeed in both academic and non-academic careers.

Why Rutgers?

  • Highly interdisciplinary, integrative approach to education and graduate training.
  • A dynamic and diverse community.
  • Regionally located near New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston.
  • Close ties and proximity to leading industries.
  • Affordable tuition and several fellowships and scholarships available.
  • Rutgers Global provides full support in securing visas and documentation.

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated September 4, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
2 - 3 years
13,000 EUR
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