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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary graduate program that culminates in the master of science and/or doctor of philosophy degree. This research-oriented program is designed to prepare students for a competitive, professional career in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering). Research emphasis can be in a wide range of areas, including (but not limited to):

  • Biofluid mechanics
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Biosensors
  • High-rate imaging
  • X-ray-based technologies
  • Biological effects of electromagnetic fields

A flexible, multidisciplinary curriculum emphasizes the application of advanced scientific and engineering techniques to problems in medicine and biology. It is centered around a core that covers the fundamentals of biomedical engineering and scientific investigation, coupled with areas of proficiency that are specifically tailored to meet the research interests and goals of individual students and faculty.

All graduate students are encouraged to select a primary advisor and to begin thesis or dissertation research as soon as they begin their studies. Individual attention by faculty allows each student to develop skills in experimental design, execution and analysis as well as to communicate results to the scientific community. The master's program normally requires two years to complete while the doctoral program usually takes four years.

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Contact Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Phone (775) 784-6927
Fax (775) 784-6627
Location Scrugham Engineering and Mines
Address University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557

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