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Biomedical Engineering

M.S. Course Curriculum

 To obtain the M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering a student must complete the 30-credit course program described below. The courses span four areas: biomedical engineering (at least 12 credits required), mathematics (at least 3 credits required), biomedical science, and traditional engineering. Students must also complete a Master’s thesis or project (3-6 credits). The courses are distributed as follows:

Courses within BME (at least 12 credits required)

Choose from the following:

  • BME I2000: Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • BME I2200: Cell and Tissue Transport
  • BME I3000: Neural Engineering and Applied Bioelectricity
  • BME I4200: Organ Transport and Pharmacokinetics
  • BME I5000: Medical Imaging and Image Processing
  • BME I5100: Biomedical Signal Processing
  • BME I7000: Laboratory Molecular and Cell Engineering
  • BME I7100: Cell and Tissue Mechanics
  • BME I7300: Cell and Tissue-Biomaterial Interactions
  • BME I7700: Microfluidic Devices in Biotechnology
  • BME I8000: Bone Physiology and Biomechanics
  • BME I9000: Skeletal Soft Tissue Physiology and Biomechanics
  • BME I9300: Scientific Ethics
  • BME I9500: Entrepreneurship and Financial Economics
  • ENGR I4200: Continuum Mechanics (may also count as a math course)
  • ENGR I7770: Poroelesticity (may also count as math course)
  • BME I0000: BME Seminar**
  • Any new or once-offered graduate course with the "BME" course code

**Required course – must attend for at least 1 semester 

Here are detailed course description for BME graduate courses.

Mathematics (at least 3 credits required)

Choose from the following:

  • ENGR I1100: Introduction to Engineering Analysis
  • ENGR I1400: Applied Partial Differential Equations
  • ENGR I1500: Introduction to Numerical Methods
  • ENGR I1700: Finite Element Methods in Engineering
  • ENGR I4200: Continuum Mechanics
  • BIOL V8201: Biostatistics I

Biomedical Science Electives

If desired, students may elect to take biomedical science courses related to the research effort.

Choose from courses in physiology (e.g., BME I4300 Physiology for Engineers), biophysics (e.g., PHYS V3800 Biophysics), cell and molecular biology (e.g., BIOL V1401 Cell Biology), and neuroscience (e.g., BIOL V2301 Neuroscience I). Students should check relevant CUNY listings for additional courses and consult the M.S. advisor to confirm whether a specific course will satisfy the degree requirements. Note that course pre-requisites must be satisfied.

Non-BME Engineering Electives

If desired, students may elect to take other engineering courses in any of the traditional engineering disciplines (ChE, EE, ME, etc.) or computer science. Engineering management courses are not accepted.

Master’s Thesis or Project (3-6 credits)

With approval of the M.S. advisor, students may complete a 6-credit thesis (BME I9906 Thesis Research) on an approved topic. It is anticipated that the 6-credit thesis will report on research in biomedical engineering conducted at City College or at a local research hospital with affiliated faculty. The written thesis must be defended orally and approved by a thesis committee consisting of at least three faculty members, with two of the members from the BME department. With approval of the M.S. advisor, a student may replace the 6-credit thesis by a 3-credit project (BME I9800 Project) and an additional course.

Note: With approval of the M.S. advisor, students may register for one 50000-level undergraduate course towards the M.S. degree. This undergraduate course will not be included in the calculation of the GPA.

For detailed course descriptions refer to the CCNY Graduate Bulletin.