Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Fenn Hall 455
Joanne M. Belovich, Chair
Joanne M. Belovich, Graduate Program Director
The graduate program in biomedical engineering is designed to provide students with the skills to apply engineering analysis and design to the solution of biomedical-related problems. The program provides a foundation built on fundamentals in the life sciences, including those at the cellular, tissue, and human physiology level. Advanced engineering courses are selected from fields including tissue engineering, biomechanics, imaging, bioMEMS, materials and nanotechnology, bioprocessing, and instrumentation/controls. The program offers two tracks: a thesis track and a design track. In-depth study of a specific research topic with a faculty mentor is conducted in the thesis track. Students in the design track work in teams on a year-long design project with mentors from either local industry or the Medical Device Solutions Department at the Cleveland Clinic. This biomedical design option is unique in northeast Ohio and among only a handful of similar programs nationwide. The design option is especially appropriate for those who will seek industrial employment directly after completion of the program and/or are interested in starting their own business. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to work in the medical device industry or to continue their education at the doctoral level.
Faculty Research and Publications
Areas in which students may conduct thesis research are reflected by the research interests and publications of the faculty. Participating faculty include members from the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering as well as members from other engineering departments, adjunct faculty from local industry, and over 30 adjunct faculty members from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic. A list of participating faculty is shown at http://www.csuohio.edu/engineering/chemical/faculty-page
Graduate research assistantships and tuition grants are available to qualified students on a competitive basis. Applicants who are seeking an assistantship or tuition grant should so indicate on their application for graduate admission.
Graduates of the MS in Biomedical Engineering program work in biomedical product development and design, testing and quality assurance, and research. Students seeking immediate employment after completion are encouraged to enroll in the design track. Students planning careers in academia or industrial research and development are encouraged to continue their education after completion of the thesis track and to apply for admission to the doctoral program in Applied Biomedical Engineering.
Admission to the graduate program in biomedical engineering is open to qualified students with a baccalaureate degree in engineering or science, who present satisfactory evidence of the ability to pursue graduate studies. A minimum baccalaureate grade-point average of 3.0 usually is required. Programs of study will be developed for students with backgrounds other than engineering. Such students are required to take prerequisite courses as described under the Preparatory Program section.
Applicants should make arrangements to have official transcripts sent directly from their undergraduate institutions to the Graduate Admissions Office. Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the student’s undergraduate or graduate work also are required.
If applicable, the applicant also should request that official test scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions office by the testing agencies. The applicant must achieve satisfactory scores in these examinations.
The GRE General section is required if one or more of the following conditions is true:
- The undergraduate degree was awarded by a college or university outside of the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.
- An unaccredited college or university awarded the undergraduate degree.
- The student’s undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is below 3.00.
- The year of the baccalaureate degree precedes the date of application to the College of Graduate
Studies by more than six years; however, in this case, the examination requirement may be waived, with program approval, if the applicant’s undergraduate grade-point average is 3.0 or above.
If the GRE is required, a minimum score at the 70th percentile on the Quantitative section, and a score of 3.5 or higher in the Analytical Writing Qualitative section, are typically required.
International students should refer to the International Student Admission section in this Catalog for information on testing requirements that demonstrate English-language proficiency.
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