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Biomedical Engineering - Artificial Internal Organs, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Milwaukee, WI, United States
In the past 50 years, biomedical engineers have helped create artificial replacements for several human organs, including lungs, hearts, kidneys and skin. However, none of these replacement organs work as well as their natural counterparts and there are several other organs that have so far not been successfully replaced. 


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.

The MSOE BE program incorporates several relatively unique aspects. The program includes explicit coverage of mechatronics - the computerized control of electrical and mechanical systems. It includes two combined laboratory courses in which topics from two or more lecture courses are used together to investigate practical technologies and solve real world problems. It incorporates an extended capstone design experience that lasts more than a year. This provides students with the time necessary to understand the medical, commercial, and regulatory context of the problem they have been asked solve. This capstone design experience also includes an industry simulation that provides students with practical preparation for entry into the medical device industry. Finally, our curriculum has a “minor friendly” course structure and ample electives. This allows students to customize their educations to match their interests and career goals with guidance from their faculty academic advisors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 
  • Chemistry I 
  •  Calculus I 
  • Freshman Studies I 
  •  Cell Biology and Genetics 
  •  Calculus II 
  •  Physics I - Mechanics 
  •  Freshman Studies II
  • Programming for Engineers 
  •  Calculus III
  •  Physics II - ElectroMagnetism 

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

  • International

    37719 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37719 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37719 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37719 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
    Living Costs

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