MS

Biomedical Engineering Master's Degree

Biomedical Engineering

Online Program Overview

Degree Level
Master's Degree
Total Credits
30
Delivery
Fully Online
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Minimum GPA
3
Qualifying Exam
GRE Required

Biomedical engineering is an evolving discipline in engineering that draws on collaboration among engineers, physicians, and scientists to provide interdisciplinary insight into medical and biological problems. The field has developed its own knowledge base and principles that are the foundation for the academic programs designed by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia.

The MS program in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia prepares students to apply engineering and applied science to problems in biology, medicine, and the understanding of living systems and their behavior, and to develop biomedical systems and devices. Modern engineering encompasses sophisticated approaches to measurement, data acquisition and analysis, simulation, and systems identification. These approaches are useful in the study of individual cells, organs, entire organisms, and populations of organisms. The increasing value of mathematical models in the analysis of living systems is an important sign of the success of contemporary activity. The programs offered in the Department of Biomedical Engineering seek to emphasize the confluence of basic engineering science and applied engineering with the physical and biological sciences, particularly in the areas of biomechanics, cell and tissue engineering, and biomedical imaging.

The CVN team is exceptionally good. They are totally student-centric and the programs offered are designed to motivate the students.
Ram Seshan, Hewlett Packard

Admissions Requirements

Degree required for admission: Students admitted to the program must possess an undergraduate degree in engineering, science, mathematics, computer science or other related field (subject to the approval of the Biomedical Engineering Program) from an accredited academic institution. Applicants should have a strong undergraduate record to be competitive for admission. 

GPA required: Minimum of 3.0 

GRE requirements: General test required 

Other application requirements: 3 recommendation letters, transcripts, resume, and a personal-professional statement are required. TOEFL test scores are required of all students who received their bachelor's degree in a country where English is not the official and spoken language. All application requirements in the Graduate Application must be completed as specified in the application. 

PLEASE NOTE: No transfer credits are allowed for this program. 

Students applying to the MS program in Biomedical Engineering should have taken the following foundation courses:

  • One year of Calculus
  • One year of Biology
  • One year of Chemistry
  • One year of Physics

Applicants lacking some of these courses may be considered for admission with stipulated deficiencies that must be satisfied in addition to the requirements of the degree program.

Description

Students must complete all core courses (described below) and selected electives (described below) for a total of 30 graduate points of academic work via CVN with an academic average of 2.5 or better. All degree requirements must be completed within 5 years of the beginning of the first course credited toward the degree. This includes courses taken in the non-degree program. No transfer credits are allowed in this program. 

 

Course List

Required Course:

BMEN E6003: Computational Modeling of Physiological Systems: Cellular/Molecular (formerly known as Advanced Quantitative Physiology I)

Choose at least 3 Core Courses (9 credits):

  • BMEB W4011: Computational Neuroscience: Circuits In the Brain (May count as either a core or elective.)
  • BMEN E4001: Quantitative Physiology I
  • BMEN E4002: Quantitative Physiology II
  • BMEN E6001: Computational Modeling of Physiological Systems: Cellular/Molecular (formerly known as Advanced Quantitative Physiology I)
  • BMEN E4310: Solid Biomechanics
  • BMEN E4440: Physiological Control Systems
  • BMEN E4750: Sound and Hearing

One mathematics course. Choose from:

  • APMA E4001: Principles of Applied Mathematics
  • APMA E4101: Introduction to Non-linear Dynamical Systems
  • APMA E4200: Partial Differential Equations
  • APMA E4400: Introduction to Biophysical Modeling

Choose any 2 Biomedical Engineering Electives (6 credits):

  • BMCH E4810: Artificial Organs
  • BMEB W4011: Computational Neuroscience: Circuits In the Brain (May count as either a core or elective.)
  • BMEN E4305: Cardiac Mechanics
  • BMEN E4410: Ultrasound in Diagnostic Imaging
  • BMEN E4501: Tissue Engineering I (Biomaterials)
  • BMEN E4502: Tissue Engineering II
  • CBMF W4761: Computational Genomics
  • BMEN E6002: Computational Modeling of Physiological Systems: Organs (formerly known as Advanced Quantitative Physiology II)
  • BMEN E4300: Solid Biomechanics
  • BMEN E4440: Physiological Control Systems
  • BMEN E4750: Sound and Hearing

Choose any 4 Free Electives (12 credits):

A student must select four elective courses (4000 level or above) for a total of 12 points of graduate credit. These elective courses allow the student to pick subjects from a variety of areas within the Engineering School to complement the core program. The determination of which courses are applicable towards the elective requirements is subject to the approval of the faculty advisor.

Tuition & Fees

2016 -2017 Tuition & Fees

Please note that all tuition and fees are in U.S. dollars and are estimated. Tuition and most fees are prescribed by statute, and are subject to change at the discretion of the Trustees.

CVN Credit Tuition: $1858 per point (Credit Hour)
CVN Fee: $395 non-refundable fee per course
Transcript Fee: $105 non-refundable one-time fee

CVN Audit Tuition: $834 per point (Credit Hour)
Graduate Admission Application Fee: $150 non-refundable one-time fee
CVN Fee: $395 non-refundable fee per course

Certification Program Application Fee: $150 non-refundable one-time fee

Late Registration Fee: $100 non-refundable fee

CVN Withdrawal Fee: $75, plus prorated tuition and all non-refundable fees

For example: A three credit course would be $5574 + transcript fee $105 (one-time) + CVN fee $395 = $6074

 

Payment should be mailed to:

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540 S.W. MUDD Building, MC4719
500 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

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