Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science (M.S.)

M.S. Degree Requirements

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:

Course NumberTitleCredits
BME I6000Advanced Biomaterials

3

BME I2000Cell and Tissue Engineering

3

BME I2200Cell and Tissue Transport

3

BME I3000Neural Engineering and Applied Bioelectricity

3

BME I3100Biofluid Mechanics

3

BME I4200Organ Transport and Pharmacokinetics

3

BME I5000Medical Imaging and Image Processing

3

BME I5100Biomedical Signal Processing

3

BME I7000Laboratory in Cellular and Molecular Engineering

3

BME I7100Cell and Tissue Mechanics

3

BME I7300Cell and Tissue-Biomaterial Interactions

3

BME I7700Microfluidic Devices in Biotechnology

3

BME I8000Bone Physiology and Biomechanics

3

BME I9000Skeletal Soft Tissue Physiology and Biomechanics

3

BME I9400Special Topics in Machine Learning

3

ENGR I7500Poroelasticity

3

BME I9300Scientific Ethics

1

BME I6000Advanced Biomaterials

3

ENGR I4200Continuum Mechanics

3

BME I0000Biomedical Engineering Seminar

1, repeatable up to 3 times

BME Any new or once-offered graduate course with the "BME" course code

ENGR I4200: may also count as a Math course

BME 10000: Required course - must attend for at least one (1) semester

Mathematics (at least 3 credits required)

Choose from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGR I1100Introduction to Engineering Analysis

3

ENGR I1400Applied Partial Differential Equations

3

ENGR I1500Introduction to Numerical Methods

3

ENGR I1700Finite Element Methods in Engineering

3

ENGR I4200Continuum Mechanics

3

BIO V8201Biostatistics I

6

Biomedical Science Electives

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

Course NumberTitleCredits
BME I4300Physiology for Biomedical Engineers

6

BIO V1401Cell Biology

4

PHYS V3800Biophysics

4

BIO V2301Neuroscience I

4

BME I6400Translational Challenges in Diagnostics, Devices and Therapeutics

3

MEDS I7100Translational Challenges in Medicine

3

MEDS I8200Translational Research Design

2

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.  BME I6100 can also be taken to fulfill this requirement. Engineering management courses are not accepted.

Course NumberTitleCredits

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.

Course NumberTitleCredits

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 G.P.A.