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Biomedical Engineering - Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Bachelor

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Milwaukee, WI, United States
Biomaterials include living tissue and natural and synthetic materials used for implantation and in medical devices. Understanding the properties of the living materials is vital in the selection of implantable materials. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is one of the newest and most rapidly advancing areas of biomedical engineering. 


Selecting appropriate material to place in the human body may be one of the most difficult tasks faced by a biomedical engineer. Biomaterials must be nontoxic, non-carcinogenic, chemically inert, stable and often must be mechanically strong enough to withstand the repeated forces during a lifetime of use. Examples of biomaterials include temporary synthetic skin replacements, dental adhesives, bone cements, metals and polymers used in replacement joints and materials used in heart valve prosthetics.

Tissue engineering involves the formation of new tissues, either directly inside the body or ex vivo for implantation, to replace tissue damaged or destroyed by accident, disease, or congenital defect. Tissue engineering often involves the use of carefully designed synthetic scaffolds. Regenerative medicine involves inducing the body to regenerate natural tissue rather than form scar tissue after an injury. Examples of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine include the production of permanent living skin replacements, the regeneration of damaged cartilage and inducing the regeneration of functional heart muscle after heart attacks.

Biomedical engineering (BE, also sometimes abbreviated BME) is the application of a variety of engineering principles and design processes to medicine and biology for the improvement of healthcare. It is a very broad field, the definition of which tends to vary from institution to institution. The BE program at MSOE balances fundamental electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering content with a solid grounding in basic and life sciences. MSOE’s BE program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the medical device and healthcare industries, for graduate study in engineering and other related fields, and for professional studies such as medical and law school.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Professional Topics in BE 
  •  Bio-thermal-fluid Transport I 
  • Introduction to Embedded Systems and Digital Electronics
  • Signals and Systems 
  • Bio-thermal-fluid Transport II 
  •  Biomedical Electronics and Instrumentation 
  •  Biomedical Combined Laboratory I 
  • Digital Signal Processing

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A completed undergraduate student application.
  • Official transcripts of all secondary or post-secondary schools that you attended (high school or college) showing complete results from every year.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS test results. MSOE’s TOEFL code is 1476. For full admission we require 82ibt TOEFL with the band score of 19 or or 6.5 IELTS with a minimum band score of 6.0. If your score is below our requirement, please see conditional admission information.
  • Original MSOE financial certification or original bank document (on bank letterhead) showing enough money to cover your education and living expenses at MSOE
  • Original signature sheet document
  • A copy of your current passport

Tuition Fee

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    37719 USD/year
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    37719 USD/year
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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
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