Biomedical Engineering Graduate Programs

The M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Biomedical Engineering are offered jointly by NDSU’s College of Engineering, UND’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and UND’s College of Engineering and Mines.

The BME graduate-level programs provide opportunities for technically qualified persons to attain specialized knowledge in an area of industry need, and to enhance their career opportunities.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET accredited engineering program.
  • Students holding a B.S. degree in other disciplines may be admitted to Qualified Status with an obligation to acquire the necessary background undergraduate engineering knowledge. The exact requirements will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Graduate Record Examination General Test for applicants from non-ABET accredited programs.
  • Minimum GPA is 3.0 (4.0 scale) is required. Conditional admittance may be obtained for GPA less than 3.0

Financial Assistance

Research and/or teaching assistantships may be available to qualified students. Applicants are considered on the basis of scholarship, potential to undertake advanced study and research, and financial need.

The availability of research and teaching assistantships is contingent upon current funding levels.

Documents

BME Course List BME Bylaws BME Bylaws

*Students should contact Dr. Annie Tangpong (annie.tangpong@ndsu.edu) before signing up for courses offered by NDSU College of Health Professions and UND.

Faculty

Degree Requirements

M.S. Thesis Based (30 Credits)

Required:

Anatomy Physiology: 3-6 credits
NDSU-BIOL 660 Animal Physiology (3 credits)
or
UND-BME 630 Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical Engineers (6 credits)
Seminar: 3 credits (1 or 2 credits per semester)
NDSU-BME 790 Seminar (1-2 credits)
UND-BME 670 Seminar for Biomedical Engineers (1-2 credits)
Engineering Core Courses: 6-9 credits (2-3 classes)  
Thesis: BME 798 (9 credits)

Electives:

Internship (industrial, clinical, or research lab): 0-3 credits
Graduate Preparation:  0-3 credits
Elective Courses (approved by advisor): up to 9 credits

M.S. Non-Thesis Based (30 Credits)

Required:

Anatomy Physiology: 3-6 credits
NDSU-BIOL 660 Animal Physiology (3 credits)
or
UND-BME 630 Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical Engineers (6 credits)
Seminar: 3 credits (1-2 credits per semester)
NDSU-BME 790 Seminar (1-2 credits)
UND-BME 670 Seminar for Biomedical Engineers (1-2 credits)
Engineering Core Courses: 6-9 credits (2-3 classes)  
Project: BME 797 (3 credits)

Electives:

Internship (industrial, clinical, or research lab): 0-3 credits
Graduate Preparation:  0-3 credits
Elective Courses (approved by committee): up to 15 credits

Ph. D. (90 Credits)

Required:

Anatomy Physiology: 3-6 credits
NDSU-BIOL 660 Animal Physiology (3 credits)
or
UND-BME 630 Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical Engineers (6 credits)
Seminar: 3-6 credits (1-2 credits per semester)
NDSU-BME 790 Seminar (1-2 credits)
UND-BME 670 Seminar for Biomedical Engineers (1-2 credits)
Engineering Core Courses: 12-15 credits
Thesis: BME 899 (6-30 credits)
Graduate Preparation: 3-6 credits
Internship (industrial, clinical, or research lab): 3-6 credits

Electives:

Elective Courses (approved by advisory committee): up to 36 credits
Note: A maximum of 30 credits can be transferred from a M.S. program. 
A maximum of 10 credits (M.S.), 16 credits (Ph.D. 90 credits), and 15 credits (Ph.D. with M.S.) can be transferred from UND BME courses.

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