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Biomedical Engineering - Systems Physiology and Modeling, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Milwaukee, WI, United States
In the context of Biomedical Engineering - Systems Physiology and Modeling at Milwaukee School of Engineering modeling refers to the use of mathematic, scientific and engineering principles to predict the behavior of systems. Systems may include the entire human body, organs or organ systems, tissues, medical devices and combinations of these.
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This aspect of biomedical engineering is used to gain a comprehensive and integrated understanding of the function of living systems and the interaction of medical devices with these systems. These models are often based on fluid mechanics and transport concepts. Modeling is used in the analysis of experimental data and in formulating mathematical descriptions of physiological events. In research, modeling is used as a predictive tool in designing new experiments to refine knowledge and understanding. Examples include the prediction of plasma glucose concentration in normal and diabetic individuals, the development of drug releasing skin patches, dynamic models of the biochemistry of human metabolism and modeling limb movements in normal and disease states.

Biomedical Engineering - Systems Physiology and Modeling 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.

Learning outcomes

The Milwaukee School of Engineering 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
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry 
  • Calculus 
  • Freshman Studies 
  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Calculus 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A completed online 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 ACT/SAT score card
  • Official test results from TOEFL, IELTS or DuoLingo.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41820 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41820 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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