If the idea of using scientific information to design useful products to improve human life thrills you, then you may want to build a career in biomedical engineering. In brief, biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary field that involves the biological or medical application of engineering principles or engineering equipment. It’s an incredibly dynamic field, with almost unlimited promise for the treatment of health conditions, and there’s no better place to enter it than in the hands-on, student-centered, and career-focused learning environment of our master’s program in biomedical engineering.
Explore all of the fascinating focus areas
The program provides you with exciting opportunities to explore multidisciplinary focus areas that address:
Medical devices such as artificial lungs, replacement heart valves, pacemakers, dental implants, catheters, stents, and hip and knee prostheses
Biomaterials in medicine (metals, ceramics, polymers, nanomaterials)
Biomedical Instrumentation - for example, biosensors and bioanalytics
With a biomedical engineering master’s degree from UNH you will be superbly prepared to take your place in the field as a competent engineer with skills set sought by the global market and as a researcher capable of independent investigation. You will also have another skill to add to your set— the ability to present results of an independent investigation cogently. In the 21st century, engineers are expected to be comfortable in communicating their ideas and findings. In fact, it has become a must for employers.
Learn from world leaders in the field
Our faculty members are experts in their respective fields, inventors, well published, and lead a wide range of programs in medical devices, bio-inspired biomaterials, biologic micro and nanotechnology, biomedical optics, biotechnology, biomechanics, and imaging.
Take a look at the career predictions
The Northeast, where UNH is located, boasts of one of the highest densities for biomedical engineering jobs in the nation. And, with the number of these jobs projected to grow by about 27% from 2012 and 2022 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), it is highly likely that our biomedical engineers, as they interact with local hospitals and industry, will find themselves on the cutting edge of new technology, possibly developing:
Sensors that identify cancer biomarkers in blood
A device that mimics the blood-brain barrier for use in drug testing
Neural probes to treat Parkinson’s with deep-brain stimulation
Computer models that suggest how complex proteins are assembled
Waveforms to image the body with MRI
Ultrasound therapies to treat tumors non-invasively
Injectable stem-cell cultures to regenerate damaged tissue
Who should apply to this program?
Opportunities are available for students with undergraduate backgrounds in the life sciences (biology, chemistry, physics), mathematics, and engineering (mechanical, electrical, materials, computer science, and industrial and operations). Applicants with strong academic records may be eligible for an Experiential Graduate Assistantship, which offers a 75% tuition scholarship and a stipend, or for a 50% tuition scholarship.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education