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University of Connecticut College of Engineering Graduate Programs PhD in Biomedical Engineering
University of Connecticut College of Engineering Graduate Programs

PhD in Biomedical Engineering

Storrs, USA

4 Years


Full time

18 Dec 2024

Jan 2025

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Biomedical Engineering blends traditional engineering techniques with biological sciences and medicine to improve the quality of human health and life. The discipline focuses both on understanding complex living systems – via experimental and analytical techniques – and on development of devices, methods and algorithms that advance medical and biological knowledge while improving the effectiveness and delivery of clinical medicine.

The goal of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program is to provide students the interdisciplinary training in biological and medical sciences, physical sciences, and engineering necessary to solve complex biomedical problems. Faculty members from engineering, biomedical sciences, materials sciences, chemistry, physics, medicine, and dental medicine form an interdisciplinary graduate degree program that spans the University of Connecticut campuses at Storrs and at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) in Farmington.

Students with a B.S. degree in BME are ideally suited for the BME M.S. and Ph.D. studies at UConn. Students with a B.S. degree in engineering, physical sciences or mathematics may seek admission to the BME Program at UConn. Students with a non-engineering degree will need to take at least the required undergraduate BME courses at UConn: BME 3500, 3600W, and 3700. Descriptions of undergraduate courses can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Students with life science and mathematics undergraduate degrees must take remedial course work in basic and advanced engineering and/or mathematics (two years through differential equations) and the required undergraduate BME courses at UConn. Note that these undergraduate courses do not count toward the BME graduate program degree requirements.


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