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The biomedical engineering industry is growing in the State of Florida, which offers one of the highest employment rates of bioengineers and biomedical engineers in the nation. Students who pursue the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from UCF will be instilled with the professional skills necessary to gain employment in the biomedical engineering industry or to enter competitive doctoral programs. As you work through the curriculum, you will gain a deeper understanding of modern biomedical engineering tools, explore contemporary topics in medical technology, and engage in advanced research, experimentation and design,
- Requires 30 credit hours
- Interdisciplinary research opportunities with the College of Medicine
- Thesis and nonthesis options available
- Four tracks: Biofluids, Biomechanics, M.D./M.S.BME and accelerated B.S. to M.S.
Students in the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering will complete a total of 30 credit hours toward their master’s degree. The distribution of required course credit hour is dependent upon the track:
Accelerated B.S. to M.S. – Allows highly qualified UCF undergraduate majors in mechanical or aerospace engineering to begin taking graduate level courses that will count toward their master’s degree while completing their baccalaureate degree program.
Biofluids – Students will engage in 15 credit hours toward required courses, 6 credit hours toward biofluids courses, 3 credit hours toward electives and 6 credit hours toward a thesis or nonthesis option.
Biomechanics – Students will engage in 15 credit hours toward required courses, 6 credit hours toward biofluids courses, 3 credit hours toward electives and 6 credit hours toward a thesis or nonthesis option.
M.D./M.S.BME – Allows students interested in both degrees to pursue them simultaneously. Students must be accepted into the College of Medicine before choosing this track. Students will engage in 18 credit hours toward required courses, 6 credit hours toward a concentration in biofluids or biomechanics and 6 credit hours toward a thesis.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION
While licensure or certification may be available in this field of study, our program does not directly lead to such licensure or certification upon graduation. The professional preparation you receive in our program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional engineer and may still assist you in such pursuits; however, the licensing authority and requirements for professional engineers falls under the jurisdiction of the licensing board for the state, territory, or foreign entity in which engineer practices.
If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we strongly advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact advising manager Lynn Grabenhorst with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.