Master of Biomedical Engineering

The master 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 real-world capstone project and the connection to a thriving healthcare community in Portland, our graduates are well-prepared to tackle current and future healthcare challenges.

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.

Program Highlights

  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Engaged and committed faculty
  • Small cohort size, typically around 15 students
  • Internship
  • Year-long capstone design project
  • Focus on preparation for industry, no thesis required
  • Open to all STEM majors (including math/science, engineering, health professions, physiology/kinesiology, or related fields)
  • 4+1 program for current UP students


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
  • 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


  • Review the pre-requisite courses.  There are opportunities to take pre-requisites at UP the summer prior to beginning the program.
  • January 31 – Submit an online application to attend.
  • March 1 – Find out if you have been accepted to the program.
  • April 15 – Submit your non-refundable deposit of $1,000. The deposit will be applied toward your first semester tuition when you start the program.
  • August – Start your first classes in the BME program



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