- College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
The Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering is designed to train graduates with professional skills enabling them to gain employment in the biomedical engineering industry or to enter competitive Biomedical Engineering PhD research programs. It also offers the option to UCF College of Medicine students to enrich education and professional careers by pursuing a tailored MSBME/MD program.
Graduates will have a command of the application of engineering principles to biological and health systems. They will gain skills in modern biomedical engineering tools, understanding of relevant physiology and biology, knowledge of contemporary topics in medical technology, and ability to engage in advanced engineering studies including elements of research, analysis, design and experimentation.
Career opportunities include research, design, analysis, testing and product development in the biomedical and rehabilitation industries, in clinical engineering, and in biomedical engineering.
The MSBME degree offers the following gateways into the program:
- MSBME for students with formal training in engineering or biomedical engineering who have earned a BS degree and are seeking postbaccalaureate education and training.
- MSBME along-the-way to engineering students who are admitted into the PhD program in MAE and engaged in BME research.
- MSBME to students in the BS-to-MS track.
- MSBME to recent BS graduates potentially interested in pursuing PhD research with a preference for admission to the UCF doctoral graduate program upon completion.
- A combined MD/MSBME to UCF College of Medicine MD students with an engineering background and interest who can pursue the degree with one additional year sandwiched between the end of the second and beginning of the third year of medical school. This program is aimed at MD students who wish to expand on their years one and two College of Medicine FIRE (Focused Individualized Research Experience) project into an MS thesis.
The program offers thesis and nonthesis options:
- Biofluids Track – Thesis and Nonthesis options
- Biomechanics Track – Thesis and Nonthesis options
- MD/MSBME Track – Thesis only
This program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/licensure-programs/.
Tuition and Fees
$369.65 per credit hour
The approximate tuition cost for one year in this program at UCF based on a full time schedule (30 credit hours per year)