The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering prepares students to conduct research involving the application of engineering to biological systems.
- Examples of research projects are sensors to detect specific biological molecules or pathogens in food or water, imaging of cells or proteins, conformation of biological molecules at membrane surfaces, controlling the interaction of microbes and cells with surfaces as well as environmental risk assessment modeling.
- Alliances with several governmental agencies and other organizations:
- Instrumentation Laboratories, the Jackson Laboratory, IDEXX, MDI Biological Labs, and Eastern Maine Medical Center, increase research opportunities related to genetics and biomedical issues in engineering. Cooperation with the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology gives access to tools related to surface analysis.
- Required core courses are CHE 510 (Transport Phenomena) and CHB 460 (Biochemical Engineering). One course in advanced mathematics, such as CHE 580, is required. Three technical electives, approved by the thesis committee, and two semesters of the graduate seminar course are required.
- A thesis and a total of 30 hours of graduate credits are needed to fulfill the master’s degree requirements.