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Best 8 PhD Programs in Biomedical Engineering 2019

A Ph.D. is granted to students after about four years of coursework and research; however, students must have already earned a master’s degree in order to pursue a Ph.D. Earning a Ph.D. recognizes graduates as experts in their specific field, and it can help individuals to achieve their personal and  professional goals.

What is a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering? This type of program educates students in engineering as well as computer science, mathematics, and life sciences in order to produce graduates who are prepared to be leaders in the field of research, medical engineering, and science. Required classes in this doctorate program usually cover topics such as molecular and cellular bioengineering and quantitative physiology, as well as upper-level engineering and mathematics courses. Depending on the program, students may also need to write and defend their dissertations to an expert panel.

Graduates with Ph.Ds. tend to be incredibly hard working, dedicated, and organized, due to the rigorous coursework involved with earning their degree. Thus, these individuals are usually highly valued in the workplace. 

Although a doctorate degree can be earned in about four years of full-time schooling, the actual amount of time it takes to earn a Ph.D. can differ depending on the student, the school, and the specific program. This means the cost can vary as well. Students should properly and thoroughly research any potential schools in order to be aware of the fiscal responsibility of furthering their education.

A scholar who graduates with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering can find employment as a biomedical engineer for research and patent development companies, as a medical device developer, scientific and bioinformatics analyst, research scientist, or as a medical project manager. Other graduates may choose to continue to work in academia, and teach or conduct research at universities.

If you would like to learn more about earning a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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8 Results in Biomedical Engineering

UMaineOnline (University of Maine)

Once accepted into either the Ph.D. in Biomedical Science, or the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering program, and prior to the identification of a dissertation mentor, stude ... [+]

General Overview of the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

Advising and Planning for the First Year

Orientation for new graduate students will be scheduled the week before the start of the Fall semester. New students should plan to attend. Once accepted into either the Ph.D. in Biomedical Science, or the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering program, and prior to the identification of a dissertation mentor, students will be advised by the First Year Advisory Committee (FYA). There is an FYA committee member at each partner institution. Issues and questions relating to laboratory rotations and coursework should be discussed with an FYA committee member. This FYA faculty member will maintain a role as an informal advisor and graduate student advocate and will offer guidance throughout the student’s program, as necessary. Questions or issues regarding registration for classes should be directed to the GSBSE office. By the time the student has completed three rotations she/he will have chosen a home laboratory and assembled a dissertation committee. The role of advising in the academic programs will then fall to the mentor.... [-]

USA Orono
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Full-time
Part-time
Online
Charles University First Faculty of Medicine

A graduate of the Developmental biology study program meets the requirements for a qualified researcher. They possess theoretical and practical knowledge, plus experience ... [+]

A graduate of the Developmental biology study program meets the requirements for a qualified researcher. They possess theoretical and practical knowledge, plus experience in a wide range of biological disciplines (molecular and cellular biology, embryology and developmental biology, reproductive biology). He/she is trained to carry out fundamental and applied research into cell structures, organismal reproduction, and development, morphogenesis, the molecular basis of cellular regulation, proliferation and differentiation, and intercellular relations in multicellular systems throughout the entire life cycle of an organism. Graduates will be useful in basic scientific research, biotechnology, and applied research and practice (health, agriculture, biotechnology), as well as in the training of new generations of researchers.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Charles University First Faculty of Medicine

A graduate can process independently and at the appropriate level topics from the field of biomedical informatics. He/she is able to apply acquired knowledge as a researc ... [+]

A graduate can process independently and at the appropriate level topics from the field of biomedical informatics. He/she is able to apply acquired knowledge as a researcher and a manager in the field of biomedicine and healthcare, e.g. in design and evaluation of healthcare information systems, in the field of telemedicine, decision support systems, knowledge discovery in biomedical databases and in analyses of biomedical data and knowledge by means of statistical methods and methods of artificial intelligence. He/she can be employed in all areas of biomedical research and also in creating an information and knowledge society in healthcare. His/her place can be found in companies dealing with the development and distribution of healthcare systems, production, and distribution of medical equipment and software.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Minho - School of Engineering

The main goal of the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering (PDEBIOM), offered jointly by the Departments of Industrial Electronics, Biological Engineering, Mechanica ... [+]

The main goal of the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering (PDEBIOM), offered jointly by the Departments of Industrial Electronics, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Engineering and Informatics, School of Engineering, University of Minho, is to provide an educational environment that encourages students to develop the ability to contribute to the advancement of technology through independent and creative scientific research in the area of Biomedical Engineering.

The scientific domain of this Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering, This doctoral program consists of a curricular component, with 60 ECTS, and the preparation of a PhD thesis. The conclusion of the curricular component will confer a degree of Advanced Studies in Biomedical Engineering, with a final grade obtained from the ratings of the courses that constitute its study plan.... [-]

Portugal Braga
October 2019
Full-time
6 semesters
Campus
University of Johannesburg

At the end of this qualification, students will have produced a research thesis. ... [+]

At the end of this qualification, students will have produced a research thesis.

Admission requirements

MTech Biomedical Technology or equivalent qualification.

Contact details

Name: Ms Ingrid van der Westhuyzen Tel: 011 559 6263 / Email: ingridv@uj.ac.za

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

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South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
University of Georgia - College of Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students initiate and drive cutting-edge research that with supporting studies, position them to be new leaders in the advancement of their f ... [+]

Admission to School of CMB Graduate Programs

In addition to College of Engineering M.S. and Ph.D. requirements, the School of CMB has the following admission guidance and requirements:

Consideration is given particularly to the following components of the application: GRE and other test scores, undergraduate Grade Point Average, the student’s Statement of Purpose (SOP), and letters of recommendation. Quality students who have completed a B.S. degree in a non-engineering field such as Physics, Chemistry or Biology and who have completed mathematics through differential equations will be considered for admission to the School’s graduate program. These students typically are required to complete 3-4 additional engineering courses at the onset of their graduate education which will be determined by the School Curriculum Committee in coordination with the College Graduate Admissions and Advisory Committee. Change of major from M.S. to Ph.D.: a) each GRE score must be at least 150 (verbal and quantitative), b) Ph.D. entrance requirements must be met, c) adequate progress in the M.S. must be demonstrated, d) the undergrad GPA must be at least 3.0 (or its equivalent), and e) a compelling case for the change must be given. Overview ... [-]
USA Athens
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Georgia - College of Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students initiate and drive cutting-edge research that with supporting studies, position them to be new leaders in the advancement of their f ... [+]

Admission to School of CMB Graduate Programs

In addition to College of Engineering M.S. and Ph.D. requirements, the School of CMB has the following admission guidance and requirements:

Consideration is given particularly to the following components of the application: GRE and other test scores, undergraduate Grade Point Average, the student’s Statement of Purpose (SOP), and letters of recommendation. Quality students who have completed a B.S. degree in a non-engineering field such as Physics, Chemistry or Biology and who have completed mathematics through differential equations will be considered for admission to the School’s graduate program. These students typically are required to complete 3-4 additional engineering courses at the onset of their graduate education which will be determined by the School Curriculum Committee in coordination with the College Graduate Admissions and Advisory Committee. Change of major from M.S. to Ph.D.: a) each GRE score must be at least 150 (verbal and quantitative), b) Ph.D. entrance requirements must be met, c) adequate progress in the M.S. must be demonstrated, d) the undergrad GPA must be at least 3.0 (or its equivalent), and e) a compelling case for the change must be given. Overview ... [-]
USA Athens
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science

The doctoral program in Biomedical Engineering is designed to prepare students for a career of creative scholarship by providing a broad but balanced background of knowle ... [+]

Biomedical Engineering

Program Overview

The Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering is designed to prepare students for application of engineering principles to problems in medicine and biology; to understand and model attributes of living systems, and to synthesize biomedical systems and devices. The program is strongly interdisciplinary, as students choose from a large array of areas of study across the university. The core faculty expertise includes cancer therapy, cardiac electrophysiology, biosensors, microfluidics, and ultrasound applications in medicine.

The Ph.D. program is based on the main campus in the heart of Washington, D.C., taking full advantage of the proximity to the School of Medicine, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the GW Hospital. These interactions are supplemented by collaborations with nearby clinical and research facilities, including Children’s National Health System and federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). ... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 6 years
Campus