If you are seeking advancement in fields relating to the application of advanced technology to solve complex biologic problems, then seeing a master's in bioengineering is the next step. You will have the benefit of interdisciplinary education and research opportunities during the course of obtaining your degree. The program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis by fulfilling the degree requirements through research (master’s thesis or research project) or in a non-research (coursework-only) option. You have the choice of completing thesis research mentored by faculty within the College of Engineering, the College of Science and Technology or the School of Medicine. Another option is a 3 semester hour research project carried out in conjunction with an industrial partner or a project of interest to your faculty mentor.
- Biomaterials & Biopolymers
- Biomechanics and Cellular Mechanics
- Biosensors & Bioinstrumentation
- Drug Delivery Systems
- Medical and Microfluidics Devices
- Molecular Engineering
- Nanotechnology & Nanomedicine
- Polymer engineering
- Tissue and regenerative engineering
- Stem cell engineering
For graduation, a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework is required. In addition to required core courses, students can take certain bioengineering and related electives. Students may choose to complete a research (thesis or research project) or a non-research (coursework only) option. Most research involves interdisciplinary collaborative projects with other basic sciences and clinical investigators at Temple University and/or other institutions.
If you are pursuing the thesis option you must complete 24 semester hours of graduate-level coursework and complete 6 semester hours of thesis research. The research project option requires 27 semester hours of graduate-level coursework and 3 semester hours of a project research. If you are pursuing the non-research option, you must obtain permission of the department, and complete 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework.
Four total required:
ENGR 5011 Engineering Math
Three of the following four courses, chosen in consultation with your academic advisor:
BIOE 5737 Systems Physiology for Engineers
BIOE 5719 Introduction to Bioengineering
BIOE 5721 Cell Biology for Engineers
BIOL 5312 Biostatistics