Biomedical Engineering Master of Science Degree Program

Bioengineering Masters of Science


Jointly offered by The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program prepares students for careers requiring skills in research, development, and teaching in a variety of settings in industry, hospitals, research facilities of educational and medical institutions, and government regulatory agencies.

Bioengineering Master's Degree Course

Students in the Thesis Degree plan must take a minimum of 30 credit hours, and students in the Thesis-Substitute Degree plan must take a minimum of 30 credit hours as specified below.


Students learn the essentials of life science, engineering theory, and the analytical and practical tools that enable them to be successful in the biotechnology and bioengineering industries. The program includes coursework in the basic sciences, core engineering, bioengineering, and advanced biotechnology disciplines. Both didactic classroom lectures and hands-on laboratory experience are emphasized.

During the first year of their studies, students in the master's program must select a concentration track including:

  • Bioinstrumentation,
  • Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering,
  • Biomechanics,
  • Medical Imaging,
  • Nanomedicine,
  • Nanotechnology.


Two laboratory courses for students in either the thesis track and in the thesis substitute track. This includes courses such as Laboratory Principles (BE 5382), Tissue Engineering Lab (BE 5365), Drug Delivery Lab (BE 5372), or Biomedical Optics Lab (BE 5324).


Any four bioengineering courses from the list below consistent with the student's track of study and approval of the graduate advisor:

  • Cell Physiology (All)
  • Human Physiology - Required for all BE
  • Biomech and Fl Flow w/Computational Lab
  • Biomedical Optics Lab
  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Tissue Ultra-Sound-Opt Img
  • Tissue Optics
  • Neural Engineering
  • Polymers in BME
  • NanoBiomaterials
  • Transport Phenomena BME
  • MAT Lab
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biosensors
  • Medical Imaging
  • Digital Processing Biol Signals
  • Biomatter and Blood Comp
  • Tissue Engineering Lecture
  • Tissue Engineering Lab
  • Biomaterial-Living System
  • Drug Delivery Lecture
  • Drug Delivery Lab
  • Lab Principles


One course from any bioengineering track or other engineering departments, with the approval of the graduate advisor

Required Life Sciences

  • Human Physiology (BE 5309)

Thesis Plan

Directed Research in Bioengineering (BE 5391), re-enroll as needed; Thesis (BE 5698) at the semester in which the student expects to submit and defend the thesis.

Thesis-Substitute Plan

One 3-hour graduate level course from bioengineering and one 3-hour graduate level course in life science or biostatistics.