What are the minimum entrance requirements for applicants who have not earned a degree in BME?

The BME program recognizes that students outside of BME or even engineering may be interested in earning a graduate degree in our program. As such, we have the following minimum coursework requirements for admission to both our MS or PhD programs.

Pre-Professional Courses: Students must demonstrate competence in each of the following areas or their equivalents

  • 3 Courses of Calculus
  • 1 Course of Differential Equations
  • 2 Courses of Physics with Calculus
  • 1 Course of General Chemistry
  • 3 courses in Biochemistry, Biology and/or Chemistry
  • 1 Course in Technical Communications
  • 1 Course covering one programming language (Java, MatLab, C, C++, etc.)

Engineering Courses: Students must have taken at least one course from three of the following six areas:

  • Statics or Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, or Fluid Flow
  • Electrical Circuits, Electronics, or Signal Processing
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Economy or Management
  • Engineering Mathematics or Statistics

Students not meeting the minimum Entrance Requirements should include a statement in their application outlining how they will meet these requirements prior to admission. For select cases, exceptional students not meeting one or two of these course requirements may be admitted to the program via a Conditional Admission, whereby the student must take the missed courses within the 1st semester of enrollment into the program. Students may be granted special permission to take courses during their second semester. Courses taken to meet this requirement may not count towards their graduate degree.


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