University of California, Irvine

Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering


UC Irvine Graduate Division

University of California

Irvine, CA 92697

United States


(949) 824-5544


(949) 824-7993

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Biomedical Engineering, M.S. - Biomedical Engineering;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Biomedical Engineering Department Areas of Emphasis: Biophotonics – development and use of optical technologies to examine and manipulate biological systems on the sub-cellular; cellular, tissue; and organ levels Biomedical Nanoscale Systems – the development of Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS); microsensors; and micro/nanofluidics to develop new diagnostics and therapeutic tools for biomedicine Biomedical Computational Technologies – image processing and pattern analysis; data and knowledge base management; high-speed distributed computing and rendering of large biomedical data sets Tissue Engineering – the combined use of engineering and life science methods to understand, restore, maintain or improve tissue function; often involves culturing cells in three-dimensional scaffolds that mimic the extracellular matrix Neuroengineering – understanding communication between human and machine to develop better neural prostheses, e.g., cochlear implants, deep brain stimulator, and brain computer interface Orthopaedic Biomechanics – developing biomechanical systems to determine and evaluate diarthroidal joint function; injury mechanisms and reconstruction strategies


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

International Student Requirements:

A minimum score of 600 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)PbT, a 213 on the cBT, or a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT, is required of all international students whose native language is not English.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans

Locale: Midsize City

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