Located 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, and biomedical devices, 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.

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John Peponis, MSBME'18, came to the LTU Campus in Fall of 2012 as an undeclared student in the College of Engineering. He became interested in Biomedical Engineering and declared his major the next spring. From there, John went on to get both his Bachelor’s (2016) and Master’s (2018) degrees in BME from LTU. His Master’s thesis was focused on creating artificial blood vessels using spinach leaves. He developed a decellularization procedure to remove the cells from spinach leaves and then seed the leftover scaffold material with human endothelial cells, forming capillary-scale blood vessels. In addition, he developed a decellularization chamber and material strengthening treatment as part of the process to effectively produce new spinach scaffolds. These techniques will help address the current need for tissue engineers to provide oxygen and nutrients to developing artificial organs in the lab. After his thesis, John is now a Project Engineer and Senior Lecturer in the BME Department where he plays multiple roles and enjoys maintaining a creative and encouraging environment for students to learn and grow as Biomedical Engineers.

Biomedical Student

“Those who have a why can endure any how. Everyone you find in BME has their own why that sustains their journey towards making a positive impact in people’s lives. Lawrence Tech’s BME Department just so happens to provide an invaluable platform on which to build up their skills and knowledge. My journey took many twists and turns but ended up wedding my tissue engineering work with passing on what I know to students. I couldn’t be happier.”

Your MSBME program offers students two degree options:
Curriculum Flowchart PDF

Option I: Research Thesis

Core Courses (6) 18 credits
Electives (1-2) 3-6 credits
Research Thesis 6-9 credits
Total Credit Hours 30 credits

Option II: Design Project

Core Courses (6) 18 credits
Electives (1-2) 6-9 credits
Design Project 3-6 credits
Total Credit Hours 30 credits

Core Courses (18 Credits)
Choose one of the following advanced mathematics courses:

EME 5253 Engineering Analysis 1
EEE 5114 Engineering Analysis
EME 6283 Engineering Analysis 2
Choose one of the following advanced biology/physiology courses:
BME 5703 Quantitative Physiology
BIO 5713 Cell and Molecular Biology
Choose three of the following advanced biomedical engineering courses:
BME 6103 Bioelectrical Physics
BME 6203 Biocompatibility
BME 6213 Advanced Biomaterials
BME 6303 Cell Mechanobiology
BME 6403 Biosignals and Systems 
Select a section based in the laboratory of your advisor of the course:
BME 6503 Advanced Experimental Methods

Electives (3-9 Credits)
Chose from the following biomedical engineering courses or courses from another department with MSBME Graduate Admissions Committee approval:

BME 5093 Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
BME 5303 Applications of Engineering in Orthopedics
MRE 5183 Mechatronic Systems 1
MRE 5203 Microrobotics

Additional Requirements
Selection of Project Advisor or Thesis Committee
Attend a minimum of four Professional Educational Experiences related to the topics of Ethics, Statistics, Regulatory Issues, or Industry/Academic Meetings

BME 6803
BME 6903
Master's Design Project (3-6 CR.) or
Master's Research Thesis (6-9 CR.)
Oral Defense of Project or Thesis
Written Final Report of Project or Thesis
BME department also provides a combined BS+MS 5-year program.

Educational Objectives

During the course of study, students are expected to:
  1. Apply specialized tools or advanced technologies to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems.
  2. Formulate and solve ill-defined problems using advanced mathematics, science, and engineering at the interface of engineering and biology.
  3. Evaluate the design of a complex system or process or evaluate the validity of newly created knowledge in a technical area of biomedical engineering.
  4. Plan, compose and integrate the verbal, written, and graphical communication of a project to technical and non-technical audiences.
  5. Design a system or process or create new knowledge or technologies in a technical area of biomedical engineering.

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Admission to the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program requires:

  1. Submission of the Online Application for Graduate Admission
  2. Official transcripts of all college work*,**
  3. Resume
  4. A minimum of one Letter of Recommendation (employers and professors are preferred)
  5. Statement of Purpose (Optional, 1 page)

* Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution -or- a non-U.S. degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government recognized standing.
** A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or technical related field and plan to complete specified undergraduate curriculum courses (minimum GPA of 3.0);

Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 or with baccalaureate degree in a field other than engineering may be admitted on a provisional basis. These students must satisfy prerequisite requirements as determined by the MSBME Graduate Admissions Committee before they can be granted official graduate status. They will be evaluated for official graduate student status upon completion of six semester hours of graduate coursework, achieving a minimum grade of 3.0 in each course. All coursework must be completed within five years after the program is started.