Biomedical Engineering

Overview

Related Concentrations: BiotechnologyDrug Discovery & Development , Personal Care Science

The goal of the Biomedical Engineering concentration is to train the next generation of investigators and practitioners who will be capable of developing new scientific approaches, strategies, novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools for the healthcare of tomorrow. The following areas of study are available: Molecular, cellular, nanosystems bioengineering, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering, physiologic systems and bioinstrumentation, computational bioengineering and biomedical imaging. Rutgers location is in close proximity to biomedical device, imaging, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies, and makes the MBS degree highly attractive to students interested in these areas. A Master of Business and Science degree with a concentration in biomedical engineering will provide an ideal combination for individuals interested in a specialized field and its practical application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. The concentration is offered at Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ.

 

Employment Opportunities

Pharmaceutical companies, biomedical companies, technology/consulting companies that work in the healthcare arena.

Admissions Requirements

The admissions committee for Biomedical Engineering reviews GRE scores, performance at previous institutions/universities, at least two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. These students are encouraged to take prerequisite courses in areas they lack. These courses include: Cell Biology, Organic Chemistry, Physiology and Differential Equations. A background is strongly recommended in: one year in undergraduate chemistry, biochemistry and/or organic chemistry, prior coursework in general biology and/or cell biology, physics, and interest in integrative studies of biological interfaces. A background in differential, integral and multivariable calculus; differential equations, undergraduate controls, and design of mechanisms and level IV statistics are also recommended. Prerequisites will vary depending on course. Students concerned about their preparation should contact the concentration coordinator or PSM program office. 
 

Program Requirements

For the Master of Business & Science (MBS) degree, students take 8 courses (24 credits) in the sciences and 19 credits in business. The business requirements include courses in finance & accounting, marketing, communication & leadership, capstone, ethics and electives. The business curriculum is listed here. The science courses for the Biomedical Engineering concentration are given below.

I.  Business Courses

A total of 19 credits are required in the business curriculum. Six courses are required - all but one of the courses are for 3 credits each. Descriptions of the required Business Courses can be found here:

Principles of Communication and Professional Development (16:137:502) (3cr)

Principles of Accounting and Finance for Science and Technology (16:137:530) (3cr)

Market Assessment and Analysis for Business and Science - Life Sciences (16:137:507) (3cr)

Ethics in Science and Technology Management (16:137:500) (1cr)

Science and Technology Management Capstone (16:137:600) (3cr)

and 2 business electives - 6 credits (e.g., project management, supply chain, Intellectual property, etc.)

 

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The 24 credits for the BME concentration are broken down as follows:

Students who have taken physiology as an undergraduate

Students who have not taken physiology as an undergraduate

1 of the following BME core courses

16:125:561 BioImaging Methods (3)

16:125:571 Biosignal Processing and Biomedical Imaging (3)
16:125:572 Biocontrol, Modeling and Computation (3)
16:125:573 Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Transport in Biomedicine (3)
16:125:574 Biomechanics Systems (3)

1 of the following BME core courses

16:125:561 BioImaging Methods (3)

16:125:571 Biosignal Processing and Biomedical Imaging (3)
16:125:572 Biocontrol, Modeling and Computation (3)
16:125:573 Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Transport in Biomedicine (3)
16:125:574 Biomechanics Systems (3)

Graduate Math
16:125:501 BME Math Methods (3)

Graduate Math
16:125:501 BME Math Methods (3)

Graduate Cell Biology
16:125:586 Structure and Dynamics in Adult and Stem Cell Biology (3)

Graduate Cell Biology
16:125:586 Structure and Dynamics in Adult and Stem Cell Biology (3)

15 credits of electives

Graduate Physiology
16:125:581 Mammalian Physiology-online (3)

  12 credits of electives

Concentration Coordinators

Dr. David Shreiber
shreiber@rci.rutgers.edu

Dr. Jeffrey Zahn
jdzahn@rci.rutgers.edu

Mr. Lawrence Stromberg
les42@rci.rutgers.edu

The MBS (Master of Business & Science) is a Professional Science Master's Degree combining graduate science courses (MS level) in a particular concentration with courses in business.