21 Dec Marquette to offer master's degree in biomedical engineering
Milwaukee, Wis. – Seeking to advance technical knowledge and skills important to medical device companies, Marquette University has announced that it will offer a new, non-thesis master’s degree in biomedical engineering beginning in the fall 2008.
The program, approved by the Marquette Board of Trustees this month, is specifically designed for engineers working full time for Wisconsin medical device companies such as GE Healthcare and TomoTherapy.
“This degree specifically addresses the needs of the medical device industry,” Dr. Kristina Ropella, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, said in a press release. “As the technical and management requirements for engineers increase, institutions of higher education need to address the demands for continuing education.”
According to the university, the 30-credit curriculum will include five possible areas of study, including biocomputing, bioimaging, bioinstrumentation, biomechanics, and biorehabilitation.
In addition, three core courses will provide a common foundation in physiology, healthcare technology management, and the integration of life sciences and engineering.
Students will be able to complete the master’s work in two years, taking nine credits during the academic year and six credits for two summers. To enroll, students will have to have a bachelor’s degree in engineering and at least one year of post-baccalaureate industry experience.
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