Graduate Studies in Bioengineering

The Master of Engineering in Bioengineering degree is designed to be completed in 1 year (3 semesters) and provides graduates with advanced-level training to gain more in-depth knowledge in the field of bioengineering and biomedical design and research.  This program of study includes a 6 hour M. Eng. thesis project and consists of an original design or research activity in a bioengineering discipline, pursued under the direction of a faculty member.  A written thesis must be prepared, presented and defended before a faculty examination committee.  A non-thesis option is also available.  Please see the M.Eng in BE FAQ's for more information in the differences between the thesis and non-thesis options.

For details regarding admission, prerequisite and degree requirements, please refer to the academic catalog.

The Master of Engineering in Bioengineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET),

Learn more about the J.B. Speed School of Engineering program accreditation.

General BE Course Listings

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MEng. Curriculum Checksheet

MEng Structured Research/Thesis Defense Assessment Form

PDF Assessment Form

MEng. in BE Program Educational Objectives (PEO's)

Master of Engineering in Bioengineering Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

M.Eng in Bioengineering Student Outcomes

Master of Engineering in Bioengineering Student Outcomes

Interdisciplinary Studies with Specialization in Translational Bioengineering (ISSTBE) Ph.D. Program


The Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Studies with Specialization in Translational Bioengineering (ISSTBE) is a PhD program designed to train highly motivated graduate students with focus on clinical research as part of a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary research environment. The ISSTBE program will develop students with the bioengineering expertise and practical experience to lead research and development of clinical translational technology as independent investigators in academia, industry, and government and/or advance bioengineering technologies through start-up companies.

Students who successfully complete the ISSTBE doctoral program will demonstrate excellence in their ability to design and conduct original research leading to a unique intellectual contribution to the field; demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their chosen bioengineering concentration area and associated scientific literature; develop an understanding of the clinical relevance and ethical implications of their research; demonstrate the ability to critically analyze, evaluate and interpret research methods and findings; and demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate knowledge of their concentration area and research orally and in writing.


Comparison of curriculum of UofL Med School with Speed School Bioengineering (pdf)

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