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Build your career with a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering. Graduates with this degree will be instilled with the professional skills necessary to gain employment in the biomedical engineering industry or to enter competitive biomedical engineering doctoral programs. As students journey through the program, they will gain an understanding of relevant physiology and biology, knowledge of contemporary topics in medical technology, training in the modern biomedical engineering tools, and the ability to engage in advanced engineering studies including elements of research, analysis, design and experimentation. 

  • 30 credit hours
  • Three tracks
  • Thesis and nonthesis options

Jihua “Jan” Gou, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Coordinator


Students enrolled in the M.S.BME can choose between three different tracks:

Biofluids Track — Current research focuses on translational research in multiscale computational fluid dynamics for cardiovascular treatment planning, lung cancer treatment planning, upper airways fluid mechanics, bioacoustics for patient monitoring and bedside diagnosis.
Biomechanics Track — Within this track, current research focuses on biomechanics, developmental dysplasia of the hip, cellular mechanics and force-induced biochemical responses, image guided surgery, surgical robotics navigation and tracking, soft robotics, and biomechanics of movement rehabilitation and neural control of movement.
M.D./M.S.BME Track — This track allows students to earn an M.D. and the M.S.BME simultaneously. It runs as a five-year program where students will complete the majority of the M.S.BME requirements in the third year after matriculation, prior to their clinical experiences. This track is aimed at M.D. students who wish to expand their College of Medicine FIRE project into a thesis. Please note that the nonthesis option is not available on this track. 

Admissions and Advising

Because of the versatility of this degree, their are several paths students can take to apply for the program. 

• Undergraduate students may apply through the accelerated B.S. to M.S. program.
• Recent graduates of an undergraduate program may apply if potentially interested in pursuing doctoral research with a preference for admission into the UCF doctoral graduate program upon completion. 
• Students with formal training in engineering or biomedical engineering and a bachelor’s degree may apply if seeking postbaccalaureate education and training. 
• Students who are on the path toward engineering, are admitted into a doctoral program in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and are engaged in biomedical engineering research may apply. 
• M.D. students with an engineering background and interest who can pursue the degree with one additional year sandwiched between the second and third year of medical school may apply. 

For specific questions regarding the degree, please contact our graduate faculty advisor, Professor Jihua “Jan” Gou.

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 undergraduate advisor Lynn Grabenhorst with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.