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Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Program

The Professional Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) and Graduate Certificate in Bioengineering, administered by the Office of Advanced Engineering Education, are world-class, flexible educational programs designed to advance technical knowledge and career opportunities for working professionals. The requirements are entirely course-based, and courses are available on-campus and online for full-time or part-time study. To learn more about these programs, please visit the Office of Advanced Engineering Education (OAEE).

Students are admitted to the M.Eng. (PMBI) or Certificate (GCEN) programs by the OAEE Director. Admission requirements and application instructions are posted on the OAEE Web site.

Advising and Registration (M.Eng.)

Student services, including orientation, enrollment, and graduation, are provided by OAEE staff to all M.Eng. and Certificate students. Academic advising for students pursuing the Bioengineering option is provided by the BIOE Graduate Office. Students should send an email to bioe-grad@umd.edu to request an advising appointment (in person or remote).

The 30-credit curriculum for the M.Eng. includes 10 three-credit courses. No research or thesis is required for the degree. Students are expected to complete the following six core courses:

  • BIOE601: Biomolecular and Cellular Rate Processes
  • BIOE602: Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics
  • BIOE604: Cellular and Physiological Transport Phenomena
  • BIOE612: Physiological Evaluation of Bioengineering Designs
  • BIOE631: Biosensor Techniques, Instrumentation, and Applications
  • BIOE632: Biophotonic Imaging and Microscopy

Students are additionally expected to complete four elective courses. Electives may be chosen from BIOE offerings (outside of the core courses), or another department’s offerings, at the approval of the BIOE Graduate Office.

Course permissions must be granted for all BIOE courses. Please contact the BIOE Graduate Office for advising.