Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

For additional information please contact:

     Dr. Barbara Muller-Borer
     Phone: (252-) 737-1034

Program Description

A two-year program with a minimum of 32 semester hours of coursework and thesis.

  • 14 semester hours in the Department of Engineering
  • 6 semester hours thesis credit
  • Additional courses selected from the Departments of Physiology, Pharmacology, Kinesiology, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Biostatistics.

Core Curriculum

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Research
Life Science


  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials in Medicine
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Introduction to Tissue Engineering
  • Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering


Building on the research strengths of the affiliated ECU schools and colleges, students may opt to focus their studies in one of the following areas:

  • Cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering (Cardiovascular Biomechanics, Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Biomedical Instrumentation or Biomedical Signal Processing)
  • Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (Introduction to Tissue Engineering, Biomolecular Engineering, Biomaterials, Biomedical Instrumentation)
  • Biosensors and Biosignals (Biomedical Instrumentation, Biomedical Signal Processing, Cardiovascular Electrophysiology)