Program type:

Grad Track

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

5-6 years
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Fast track your education and forge new solutions to improve patient care and quality of life on the frontier of medicine and technology.
An increased emphasis on health care and scientific engineering and technological advances have contributed to rising demand for biomedical engineers. As a graduate student in the Biomedical Engineering Master's program, you’ll receive an education unlike any other. Students in our program work alongside faculty researchers seeking to solve real-world challenges. From advancements in biomedical engineering to nanoscale research in materials science, you’ll have the access and opportunity to work in state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories like the Materials Research Facility or the Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing.

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Why Earn a combined degree in Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical engineers often:

  • Conduct research
  • Design systems and products
  • Evaluate the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of biomedical equipment
  • Install, adjust, maintain, repair or provide technical support for biomedical equipment
  • Train clinicians and other personnel on the proper use of equipment
  • Work with life scientists, chemists and medical scientists to research the applications of engineering to biological systems of humans and animals

This interdisciplinary degree program gives you the flexibility to explore various facets of engineering, the life sciences and medicine. You can concentrate your studies on:

  • Biocomputing
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Biotechnology (pre-medical track)
  • Business

In addition to your concentration area, you will have the option to obtain a minor in Math with an option to get a second minor in an engineering discipline or Computer Science or Biology or Business. The second minor is determined through a careful selection of electives based on your chosen track. It can be completed within the minimum number of credit hours required to earn your degree and will allow you to become a well-rounded engineer.

WIth our grad track program, you can:

  • Earn your M.S. in less time
  • Save on the cost for graduate courses charged at undergraduate tuition rates
  • Be prepared for the rigors of graduate-level coursework while still an undergraduate
  • Benefit from an uninterrupted continuity of the knowledge gained as an undergraduate to graduate-level courses

Students pursuing graduate programs within the Department of Biomedical Engineering have the ability to use their knowledge and skillset to create practical applications in health care and within their communities. Current and past students have sought to increase physical patient mobility, diagnose and cure cancer, and develop bioresorbable implants for surgeries.

At UNT, you'll also be able to complement your education and research with conferences and other professional development opportunities throughout your time here in the College of Engineering.

Marketable Skills
  • Medical device design and validation
  • Problem identification and troubleshooting
  • Project management
  • FDA procedures-quality control
  • Team Management
  • Problem identification and literature survey
  • Ability to conduct independent research
  • Medical device innovation
  • FDA requirement facilitation
  • Statistical analysis

Combined Biomedical Engineering Degrees Highlights

Our Living Learning Community brings together engineering students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.
UNT's biomedical engineering building provides faculty and students with modern classrooms, research labs, facilities for microscopy, cell culture and optics as well as teaching labs and a senior design lab.
As a Tier One Public Research University, our faculty investigate exoskeleton technology that may someday help people with limited mobility; develop nanotechnology and optics to diagnose cancer; and biopolymers and flexible bioelectronics that may help doctors deliver medications and manage illnesses.
Teaching and research assistantships provide support for many graduate students. In addition to a monthly stipend, assistantships also qualify students for in-state tuition rates, and many students receive tuition and fee support
Our program is ranked #2 on the Best Masters in Biomedical Engineering Degree Programs by
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is located in Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility that combines state-of-the-art labs, equipment, offices and classrooms to maximize the potential for creativity, collaboration and technology innovation.

What Can You do With a Degree in Biomedical Engineering?

The U.S. Department of Labor expects biomedical engineering to grow at an above-average rate and become the fastest-growing engineering field over the next decade. According to labor department data, biomedical engineering jobs will experience growth rates of more than 60 percent in the coming years.

Students with a master's in Biomedical Engineering may work in manufacturing or research or become entrepreneurs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of bioengineers and biomedical engineers shows a 6% projected growth between 2020 to 2030.

Combined Biomedical Engineering Degrees Courses You Could Take

Software for Biomedical Engineers (4 hrs)
Introduction and exposure to common programming languages used in biomedical engineering practice; develop functions and algorithms for analysis of data; develop basic data acquisition functions.
Biomaterials (3 hrs)
Introduction to the properties of natural and man-made materials commonly encountered in biomedicine and biomedical engineering; the basics of material structures, including crystalline and chemical structure, and microstructure; and characteristics of the materials are developed from the microscopic origins.
Neuroengineering (3 hrs)
Contemporary topics in neuroscience and physiology. Topics vary from semester to semester and may include neurophysiology, computational neuroscience, neurotransmitters, central nervous system trauma.
Advanced Signal Processing in Biomedical Engineering (3 hrs)
Provides an overview of advanced topics in biomedical signal processing with an emphasis on practical applications and best practices in the industry. Topics include stochastic and adaptive signal processing of biomedical signals such as ECG, EMG and EEG; spectral estimation and signal modeling.
Advanced Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (3 hrs)
Comprehensive course designed for graduate-level study. Covers the fundamental concepts, multidisciplinary approaches, and clinical applications of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Students gain a fundamental understanding of the structure-function relationships in normal and pathological mammalian tissues. Principles of tissue engineering, regenerative medicines, biological mechanisms, experimental, analytical and computational approaches, animal models, as well as their respective clinical applications are integrated to address problems in the current tissue regeneration field.
Discover Biomedical Engineering (3 hrs)
Focuses on describing, explaining and predicting natural phenomena. Students will learn about human anatomy and physiology and thus be able to describe and explain natural phenomena that occur in the human body. Students will learn about various systems in the body and how function can be enhanced while improving their quality of life.

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