The biomedical engineering program is interdisciplinary in nature, involving the application of engineering and mathematics to the solution of problems related to medicine and biology. The faculty reflect this interdisciplinary nature in their courses and research. Marquette faculty are synergistically complemented by faculty from the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Department of Biomedical Engineering fosters collaborative interactions between the two institutions. Research can be characterized by the general areas of bioinstrumentation/computers, biomechanics/biomaterials, rehabilitation bioengineering and systems physiology. More specific areas of research include: artificial limbs/prostheses, biomaterials, biotelemetry, cell transport and metabolism, cardiac electrophysiology, computers in medicine, functional imaging (magnetic resonance, X-ray), head and spinal cord trauma, hemodynamics, human motion analysis, medical and biological image analysis, physiological signal processing, rehabilitation engineering, systems physiology (cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, neuroscience, pulmonary), telerehabilitation, tissue engineering, hard and soft tissue biomechanics and transcutaneous power transfer.
The Master of Engineering in biomedical engineering is a non-thesis degree requiring 30 credit hours and a capstone comprehensive exam. It is designed for working engineers. Applicants are encouraged to have at least one year of post-baccalaureate professional work experience prior to starting the program. No financial assistance (fellowships, research and teaching assistantships) are provided to students in the master of engineering program.
*The Functional Imaging and Bioengineering specializations are joint doctoral programs with the Medical College of Wisconsin.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
International Student Requirements:
(For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.