Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree program provides students with a broad background, linking physiology with engineering science, necessary for entering interdisciplinary careers in medical technology or pursuing further graduate studies in a related field.

The 28 unit M.S. in Biomedical Engineering degree (M.S. BME) is designed to be completed in two years or less of full-time study beyond the Bachelor of Science Degree. The M.S. in Biomedical Engineering can be completed with a thesis, requiring 4 units of BME 594abz, or without a thesis, requiring coursework only.

Career Options

A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of: Cellular, Tissue, Genetic, Clinical and Rehabilitation Engineering, Bioinstrumentation, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Drug Design and Delivery, Medical Imaging, Orthopedic Surgery, Pharmaceuticals, and Systems Physiology.

Courses of Interest – Across all Biomedical Engineering graduate degree programs*

BME 501 | Advanced Topics in Biomedical Systems
BME 502 | Advanced Studies of the Nervous System
BME 511 | Physiological Control Systems
BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
BME 533 | Seminar in Bioengineering
BME 416 | Development and Regulation of Medical Products
BME 525 | Advanced Biomedical Imaging
BME 527 | Integration of Medical Imaging Systems
BME 528 | Medical Imaging Informatics
BME 535 | Ultrasonic Imaging
BME 650 | Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation
CSCI 561 | Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
CSCI 564 | Brain Theory and Artificial Intelligence
CSCI 574 | Computer Vision
EE 479 | Analog and Non-Linear Integrated Circuit Design
EE 482 | Linear Control Systems
EE 559 | Mathematical Pattern Recognition
EE 562a | Random Processes in Engineering
EE 563 | Estimation Theory
EE 565a | Information Theory
EE 566 | Optical Information Processing
EE 569 | Introduction to Digital Image Processing

*Click here for a complete list of program requirements.

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