The aging U.S. population and a national focus on health issues are creating many new opportunities in the biomedical engineering field. As the need forPicture1 more cost-effective and efficient medical devices, equipment, and procedures intensifies, so does the demand for biomedical engineers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the biomedical engineering field will grow 27 percent in the next decade – one of the fastest rates of any occupation. The annual median salary of biomedical engineers is $87,000.

 Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary field that brings together engineering tools and problem solving to advance life science discoveries in biology, biochemistry, physiology, and psychology to create new procedures and technologies that prevent, diagnose, and treat clinical diseases. Biomedical engineers work in a growing range of fields, including manufacturing, orthopedics, pharmaceuticals, rehabilitation, medical imaging, tissue engineering, biosensors, medical devices and in hospitals, government agencies, and research.

Continuing your studies at the graduate level will better position you to take advantage of these opportunities. The U.S. Department of Labor notes that in order 'to lead a research team, a biomedical engineer typically needs a graduate degree."

biomedical 2Located at the center of the nation’s #1 region for engineering and technology, LTU is uniquely positioned to provide you the latest advanced knowledge in engineering analysis, biology/physiology, bioelectric physics, biocompatibility, biomechanics, mechanobiology, and experimental methods. Your professors have expertise in biomechanics, tissue engineering, bioMEMS, bioinstrumentation, and medical imaging and can partner with you on applied research and design projects.

Lawrence Tech’s signature combination of theory and practice is designed to provide you with enhanced knowledge of specialized tools and technologies, the ability to formulate and solve advanced engineering problems, design systems or processes, and evaluate complex systems and newly created knowledge. Your elective courses provide you a wide spectrum of topics so that you can tailor your degree to fit your interests.

You will also have the option to complete either a design project or a master’s research thesis for your engineering capstone experience.

Your 30-credit-hour program consists of:

Core Courses  18
Electives  3-9
Capstone Experience  
   Design Project 3-6
   Research Thesis 6-9
Total  30

Admission to the MS in Biomedical Engineering program requires:

    • A BS degree in engineering or related field from an accredited college or university
    • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
    • Official transcripts of all completed college work
    • Application for Graduate Admission
    • Two letters of recommendation, one from academic faculty, and one from corporate supervisors or peers (if applicable)


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