University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering

The M.S. program will include:

  • 19 credit hours of core biomedical engineering courses
  • 3 credit hours of technical electives
  • 2 credit hours of seminars, with additional BME 5001 seminar courses recommended each semester in the program and a maximum of four 
  • 6 thesis credit hours

Applicants from countries where English is not the first language are required to demonstrate English proficiency. Please consult the graduate school website for required scores.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 30

MS in Biomedical Engineering (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
BME 5101
BME 5102
Research Seminar I
and Research Seminar II
BME 5001Graduate Seminar0
BME 5305Physiology for Biomedical Eng3
BME 5192Clinical Rotations for Eng1
BME 5196Medical Device Practicum1
BME 5301BME for Global Health3
BME 5304BME Device Design & Regulation3
DRSC 5495Anatomy for Health Sciences4
BME 5314BME Entrepreneurship3
BME 5193Graduate Clinical Research1
Thesis/Non-Thesis Option:
Select one sequence below:9
Thesis Option:
and Thesis
Select three additional hours of graduate work
Non-Thesis Option:
Graduate Research
Project or Internship
An exit examination is required for the non-thesis option; thesis defense is required for the thesis option.
Select six additional hours from one of the following tracks
Total Hours30


Biomedical Devices Track

BME 5302Telemedicine & Imaging Info.3
BME 5351Physiological Measurements3
BME 53533
Total Hours9

Regenerative Medicine Track

BME 5310Biomaterials3
BME 53123
BME 5313Tissue Engineering3
Total Hours9

Rehabilitation Track

BME 53203
BME 5321Biomechatronics3
BME 53233
Total Hours9