Biomedical Engineering

Accreditation

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Description

The accelerated B.S./M.S. degree program is open to qualified undergraduate engineering students desiring to continue their education at the graduate level immediately upon completion of the B.S. degree. This program is intended for students seeking a graduate education while ensuring that the timeframe to graduation is optimal. Accepted students take up to six graduate credit hours that are applied to both the bachelor’s and graduate degrees. Students may pursue either thesis or non-thesis Master’s degree options. The B.S. degree will be conferred upon completion of the undergraduate curriculum requirements with appropriate undergraduate/graduate course substitutions. The graduate degree shall be awarded based upon existing requirements for the graduate degree.

Please click here to access the application for the accelerated B.S./M.S. degree program.

 

Eligibility and Application

Interested students should submit an “Accelerated B.S./Graduate Program” application form to the BIOE Director of Graduate Studies. Minimum eligibility requirements are:

  • Junior standing and 30 semester hours of engineering course work completed;
  • a 3.2 grade point average over all UH course work;
  • a 3.2 grade point average over all engineering course work
  • one letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student.

The application package must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the B.S.-granting department (which may not be BIOE), and the BIOE Director of Graduate Studies.

 

Graduate Courses Taken as an Undergraduate

The graduate courses must be selected from the 6000-level offerings of the BIOE Department. The BIOE Director of Graduate Studies must approve the selection prior to enrollment in the courses.

The Director of Undergraduate Studies for the B.S.-granting department must also approve the selection of the graduate courses. This determination will be made with regard to the student’s preparation for the course material and the degree to which the courses complement the student’s undergraduate program.

For students in the BIOE undergraduate program:

  • 6000-level BIOE courses will be substituted for 4000/5000-level electives in the BIOE undergraduate curriculum.
  • No 4000/5000-level electives taken in the BIOEBSBE program can be taken again at the 6000-level for credit.
    Example: If a student takes BIOE 5316 for elective credit as an undergraduate, they cannot also take BIEO 6394 for elective credit as a graduate student.
  • Students who took BIOE 4350 — Genomics & Proteomics must take BIOE 6340 — Quantitative Systems Biology & Disease as the CORE course in the MS program.

 

Admission to the Graduate Program

Acceptance into the Accelerated Program does not constitute automatic admission to graduate school. Completion of the B.S. degree and the standard admission requirements for each graduate degree program apply. Elements for graduate admission include the GPA on the last 60 hours of relevant course work, the score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the student’s performance in the dual-credit courses, and three letters of recommendation. Qualified graduate applicants are considered for research or teaching assistantships and fellowships available through the department and the university.

 

Granting of Degrees

The B.S. degree will be conferred upon completion of the undergraduate curriculum requirements with appropriate undergraduate/graduate course substitutions. The Graduate degree shall be awarded based upon existing requirements: completion of courses with satisfactory grades and successful defense of the thesis or dissertation as required.

 

Graduate Courses Approved as Equivalencies for the Undergraduate Classes

  1. BIOE 6303 — Biomaterials (equivalent to BIOE 4397)
  2. BIOE 6305 — Brain-Machine Interfacing (equivalent to BIOE 4397)
  3. BIOE 6341 — Advanced Biofluid Dynamics (equivalent to 5341)
  4. BIOE 6342 — Biomedical Signal Processing (equivalent to BIOE 4342)
  5. BIOE 6344 — Advanced Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Engineering (equivalent to BIOE 5323)
  6. BIOE 6346 — Advanced Medical Imaging (equivalent to BIOE 5317)
  7. BIOE 6347 — Intro to Optical Sensing and Biophotonics (equivalent to BIOE 4307)
  8. BIOE 6348 — Advanced Bioelectromagnetic Imaging (equivalent to BIOE 5320)
  9. BIOE 6349 — Biomedical Microdevices
  10. BIOE 6351 — Diseases in Biomarkers (equivalent to BIOE 3351)
  11. BIOE 6394 — Transport Phenomena in Physiological Systems (equivalent to BIOE 5316)
  12. BIOE 6397 — Advances in Vision Research (equivalent to BIOE 4397)
  13. BIOE 6397 — Drug Delivery and Design (equivalent to BIOE 4397)
  14. BIOE 6397 — Cell Biology for BME (equivalent to BIOE 4397)
  15. BIOE 6397 — Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (equivalent to BIOE 4397)
  16. BIOE 6397 — Mass Transport for Bio Systems (equivalent to BIOE 4397)
  17. BIOE 6397 — Neural Interfaces (equivalent to BIOE 4397)
  18. BIOE 6397 — Advanced Neurocomputing (name change pending)
  19. BIOE 6397 — Advances in Organ Fabrication