Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Apr 13, 2024  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Engineering, M.Eng.

Offered by the Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
Contact: Belinda Floyd, 121A Weill Hall, (607) 255-2573

Engineers who understand biology and who can apply their knowledge and skills to improve human health are increasingly in demand. A professional degree in biomedical engineering (BME) will prepare students as professional engineers capable of:

  • Identifying, screening, and validating unmet clinical needs.
  • Addressing these needs by inventing, designing, developing, and deploying innovative and value-based technologies.

For selected students there is also the opportunity to pursue both M.Eng. and MBA degrees in a combined program. More information on the M.Eng-MBA is available on our website.

Educational Goal

The Master of Engineering program prepares students for professional practice in the Biomedical Engineering field. Students will acquire a broad perspective of the biomedical engineering discipline that complements their undergraduate training in engineering or science and an in-depth knowledge of an essential professional leadership in biomedical engineering. Graduates will be equipped to design biomedical devices and develop therapeutic strategies within the bounds of health care economics, the needs of patients and physicians, the medical device regulatory environment and the ethical standards of biomedical engineering practice.

Common Objectives

Students enter the program with many different strengths and backgrounds and they will pursue many different potential career pathways. With that in mind, we have devised a curriculum that is rich and flexible while providing a well-defined and bounded process. 

  • Independent of our student’s career goals, we have a few concurrent objectives: 
    Provide a better understanding of the many different facets and dynamics of the healthcare industry.
  • Expand and deepen technical and scientific knowledge within our student’s areas of interest and focus.
  • Develop professional acumen.
  • Provide the opportunity to work on real life and current design challenge.

Expected Applicant Background

Students from a wide variety of backgrounds in engineering and science may obtain admission and are encouraged to apply.

All students will satisfy the following requirements:

  • B.S. degree or equivalent in engineering or science.
  • Calculus-based physics, mathematics starting with calculus, an introductory computer science course or equivalent, and a college-level biology course.
  • Cornell University undergraduates can apply for the Early Admission option which is described on our website.