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School/College: College of Engineering
Degree(s) Offered: Master of Science
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Leonard Uitenham Email: email@example.com Phone: 336-334-7564
Department Chair: Dr. Leonard Uitenham Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 336-334-7564
The Master of Science in Bioengineering program is a two-year engineering program and will be open to students who have completed their BS degree in science or engineering. The Master of Science in Bioengineering (MS BMEN) emphasizes advanced study in specialization areas: tissue engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, biosignals and biosensors and biotransport processes. The program provides graduate level education designed to prepare the graduate for Ph.D. level studies or for advanced bioengineering practice in industry, consulting, or government service.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Earn a STEM bachelor degree from a four year college
- Unconditional admission requires engineering undergraduate degree from an ABET accredited Engineering degree and have a 3.0 GPA
- Conditional admission candidates must meet with the Bioengineering graduate coordinator to determine on a case-by-case basis what bridge courses or subject areas are needed to satisfy the unconditional requirements.
- The graduates will perform effectively in an advanced bioengineering (biomedical) related position in industry or in advance graduate/professional schools.
- The graduates will demonstrate research leadership skills in using interdisciplinary and advance approaches or techniques for solving their research or project problems in the bioengineering field.
- The graduates will be active in leadership positions of the professional societies.
- The graduates will enhance their professional credentials through conference presentations, publications and understanding the importance of lifelong learning.
- Be prepared to join the workforce and contribute to economic development.
The curriculum requirements are structured to be consistent with the prominent national M.S. Bioengineering programs, and with other M.S. engineering programs at NCAT. Total hours required for degree completion is 30 credit hours, 24 course hours and six (6) hours for a research thesis. Course requirements are nine (9) credit hours of Bioengineering common core courses, nine (9) credit hours of graduate level engineering electives, and six (6) credit hours of graduate level life sciences electives in consultation with the advisor.
Subject Core Course(s) (9 Credit Hours)
• BMEN 792 (1 credit hours)
• BMEN 714 (3 credit hours)
• BMEN 732 (3 credit hours)
• BMEN 734(3 credit hours)
• BMEN 712. (3 credit hours)
• BMEN 711 (3 credit hours)
• BMEN-797(3 credit hours)
• BMEN-799(3 credit hours)
Electives (9 engineering electives and 6 hours of Life Science hours required)
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of bioengineering, the students may an have interest in connecting their previous undergraduate degree or industry experience with many other engineering or science disciplines.
The nine (9) credit hours of engineering electives can come from any number of graduate level courses offered by the other engineering disciplines (chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, nanoengineering, computational engineering, computer science, etc.) and the six (6) credit hours of life science electives can come from any of the graduate level courses offered in the life science programs/disciplines (biology, animal science, etc.).
The advisor should be consulted when selecting any elective course to ensure it meets the intended requirements of the MS Bioengineering program.
Seminar Courses (if applicable) (2 credit hours)
• BMEN 792(1 credit hour)
The electives courses selected by the student are based on the interest of the student in consultation with his or her advisor. All elective courses are 3 credit hours.
If funds are available, teaching assistantships are awarded to unconditional students first because they normally have the background to assist faculty members in the teaching of the undergraduate courses.
There is no requirement for internships, however students are encouraged to apply and take advantage of internship opportunities.
When the student first comes to campus, the graduate coordinator is the student's advisor. After a student is on campus and actively engaged in the program, they are encouraged to interact with the faculty who are conducting research in their area of interest. Once the student and faculty agree on the research area topic the student normally becomes the research assistant (RA) for that faculty member and the faculty member becomes the student's main advisor.
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Directory of Faculty
- Yusuf G. Adewuyi, Professor, PhD, University of Iowa
- Narayan Bhattarai, Assistant Professor, B.Sc., M.Sc., Tribhuvan Universtiy, Ph.D. Chonbuk National University
- Shamsuddin Ilias, Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator, PhD, Queen's University at Kingston
- Vinayak N. Kabadi, Professor & CAS Associate Director, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
- Jianzhong Lou, Professor, PhD, University of Utah
- Matthew McCullough, Assistant Professor, B.S. Industrial Engineering North Carolina A&T State University, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, Post Doctoral Fellow Orthopaedic Research, Mayo Clinic
- Abolghasem Shahbazi, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
- Leonard C. Uitenham, Professor & Chairperson, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
- Lijun Wang, PhD, National University of Ireland
- Yeoheung Yun, Associate Professor, B.E., M.S., Chonbuk National University, South Korea, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
- Donghui Zhu, Assistant Professor, BS, Biochemical Engineering, East China University of Science & Technology, MS, Chemical Engineering, Florida State University, MS, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia