The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME) is the first program of its kind in the GCC. This dynamic, multidisciplinary program will prepare you for advanced careers and/or doctoral studies related to biomedical engineering.
Recent developments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and specifically in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, have increased the need for biomedical engineers. The tremendous rate of population growth in the MENA region is accompanied by a concurrent demand for and growth in healthcare services, such as hospitals, clinics, medical colleges, medical technology suppliers and biomedical engineering, which is reported to be one of the fastest growing engineering discipline worldwide.
Our MSBME program strives to create a stimulating academic environment that promotes excellence in teaching and research, helping its students to become competent, innovative and responsible professionals. Based on high standards similar to those followed in the United States, the MSBME curriculum provides core courses in mathematics, anatomy and physiology, followed by elective courses in several biomedical engineering sub-disciplines, including healthcare management and informatics, biomedical signals and devices, biomaterials and biofluidics.
The MSBME degree at AUS is offered to:
In the AUS MSBME program, students can select a number of multidisciplinary areas, including healthcare operations management, planning and risk management, biomedical informatics, instrumentation, signal processing, biomaterials, drug delivery and biomechanics. These areas of study enhance the technical skills of all biomedical engineers to meet today's demands as well as those of the future.
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Graduates of the MSBME program will be prepared to:
Upon graduation, an AUS MSBME graduate should demonstrate the ability to:
What are our admission and program requirements? What courses are taught in our program? Do students need to complete a master's thesis? The links and information below provide answers to these and other questions that you may have.
AUS strives to attract students with excellent qualifications in order to maintain the world-class quality of its programs. In addition to meeting the university's general requirements for graduate admissions, an applicant to the AUS MSBE Program must meet specific requirements of the program. For full admission to the MSBME program, an applicant must have a four-year bachelor's degree in engineering from an independently accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division and by AUS.
A student must complete the degree requirements within five years from the time of initial enrollment in the program.
Requirements and Course Descriptions
Students pursuing the MSBME degree must complete a minimum of 30 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 out of 4.00. Students can choose from three options: thesis, project or courses. Students in all options will be required to complete research-oriented class projects within many of the courses. Students who receive an assistantship from AUS must select the thesis option. The degree requirements are aligned with internationally recognized biomedical engineering graduates programs, especially in the United States.