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Master's of Biomedical Engineering


The master’s of biomedical engineering is a 12-month professional program that immerses students in the technical, scientific, medical, business, and management aspects of the healthcare industry. Between the interdisciplinary curriculum, the experiential internship, and the connection to a thriving healthcare community in Portland, our graduates are well prepared to tackle current and future healthcare challenges.

Key Features

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field that involves the development of new technologies in healthcare - from managing patient information that aids in decision-making, to improving diagnostic equipment, to designing therapeutic solutions that treat disease and injury. Biomedical engineering directly impacts the quality of human life and requires professionals who are innovative, ethical, and sensitive to the business of healthcare delivery. Biomedical engineering is also a growing field -  the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 62% job growth rate in the biomedical engineering profession from 2012 – 2020.


The program is structured to allow most students to complete the program in 12 months. An example program course plan is shown below. The two electives may be taken during any academic term depending on the student’s desired course load.

Fall Spring Summer
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Biomedical Engineers
  • Design of Experiments
  • Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Device Planning and Design
  • Management of Technology for Life Sciences
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Device Optimization
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Internship


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Have Questions?

A list of common question and responses is at our FAQ page. Or, feel free to contact Dr. Heather Dillon, our Associate Dean for Graduate Education.