Masters in Biomedical Engineering

What is Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine, combining the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical biological sciences to advance health care treatment, including diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy.

It is the application of principles of engineering to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes. Biomedical engineering applications include the development of diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices, MRIs, pharmaceutical drugs and therapeutic biologicals.

Requirements to Study Biomedical Engineering

Most of the universities in the USA, Canada require you to give you the GRE. Few universities from Germany require GRE scores. However, GRE is not required for admission to Australian universities. IELTS or TOEFL is compulsory for acquiring student visa and as a proof of English proficiency.

Core Subjects in Biomedical Engineering

Students seek to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine, combining the problem solving skills of engineering with medical sciences. Some of its subjects include:

  • Mathematics and Physics of Biomedical Engineering
  • Basic Mechanics for Biomedical Engineering
  • Bio-fluid Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials for Biomedical Engineering
  • Thermodynamics for Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical Aspects of Electromagnetic Theory
  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Basic Biology
  • Medical Molecular Biology
  • Physiology for Biomedical Engineering
  • Anatomy
  • Instrumental Biomolecular Analysis
  • Fundamental Biochemistry

Specialisations in Biomedical Engineering

Specialization topics include:

  • Brain and Cognitive Disorders
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Molecular Self-Assembly
  • Stem Cell Therapies and Engineering
  • Computer Aided Diagnosis
  • Multivariate Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Imaging Technologies
  • Biomedical Imaging for Diagnosis and Disease Treatment
  • Bionic Prosthesis
  • Cell and Tissue Repair, Regeneration, and Engineering

Cost of Studying Biomedical Engineering

Although the fees vary from university to university, the average tuition cost for master’s studies in Biomedical engineering in the US are $28, 000/year. Average living costs vary upto $8900/year. They are almost the same in Canada. In Australia, average tuition costs are A$28,200 / year and the average living costs are A$8,500/year.

Job Prospects after Masters in Biomedical Engineering

United States$45,938 - $96,401$64,116
United Kingdom£18,794 - £51,095£28,718
SwitzerlandCHF 90.60 - CHF 117,446CHF 60,000
SwedenNA NA
SingaporeS$33,066 - S$120,382S$43,194
New ZealandNZ$41,217 - NZ$116,350NZ$67,496
Netherland€18,656 - €53,909€30,208
Ireland€21,852 - €63,616€32,990
Germany€30,215 - €87,500€47,644
CanadaC$43,499 - C$85,704C$58,515
AustraliaAU$49,087 - AU$93,399AU$64,002

2019 Top Universities for Masters in Biomedical Engineering

Johns Hopkins University
University of Texas at Austin
Cornell University
Columbia University
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
California Institute Of Technology
Stanford University
University of Washington
Georgia Institute of Technology

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