We are passionate learners here, so if you want to hone in on a specialty in the Biomedical Engineering industry, our Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering program gives you that flexibility. With a course-based curriculum that appeals to entrepreneurial engineers of all disciplines, you’ll find the program gives you the biomedical engineering expertise to advance in your industry.

Whether you want to help inventors of new medical instruments through patent law, or you'd like to design or develop new products—or you’re simply interested in how technology pushes the envelope in biomedical engineering—you’ll find a way to make that happen here.

The degree prepares you to consider the big picture as you understand the ethical implications of biomedical engineering developments and the roles of physicians, patients, and the marketplace in new products and innovations.

Biomedical Engineering Student working with scalpels

Curriculum

The Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering program helps all types of engineers focus their specialty in the biomedical industry. The flexible program is especially suited for anyone going to school and working full-time.

Through course work that includes a multidisciplinary mix of biomedical engineering, advanced mathematics, life sciences, and various electives, students tailor their degree to their interests. Students work alongside renowned faculty to learn cutting-edge approaches in areas like tissue engineering, biomedical instrumentation, and biofluids.

A thesis is not required in this program, but you may choose to conduct a smaller research project as part of your degree. 

Research

Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Amanda Zoe Reidinger

Assistant Teaching Professor
Biomedical Engineering
My areas of interest and enthusiasm lie in biomaterial fabrication and tissue engineering. Bringing this enthusiasm to the classroom is easy with WPI’s focus on undergraduate education and project-based learning. My goal as an instructor is to lead students to higher levels of thinking and understanding by slowly increasing the depth of the course to engage more complex learning behaviors.
Glenn R. Gaudette

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
My research aims to develop a treatment for the millions of Americans suffering from myocardial infarction and other cardiovascular diseases. We are focused on regenerating mechanical and electrophysiological function in the heart. Our work has demonstrated the induction of adult cardiac myocytes into the cell cycle. We also have differentiated adult stem cells into cardiac myocytes. In addition, to confirm that the regenerated tissue is mechanically active, our lab has developed a method for accurately measuring regional function at very high spatial resolution in the heart.
Yitzhak Mendelson

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
As an educator, I enjoy teaching and mentoring students. At the undergraduate level, I teach advanced biomedical instrumentation and laboratory-based courses that relate fundamental science and engineering concepts to biomedical applications. In addition to classroom teaching, I also enjoy interacting with students less formally in a teaching laboratory setting and mentoring students in capstone design projects.

Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Graduate students may join biomedical organizations like the campus chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society or fine-tune their intramural soccer moves during their spare time. An active Graduate Student Government encourages a close-knit community through gatherings or by giving voice to grad student concerns and matters.

Students walking around the fountain in the springtime

After Graduation