FAQ

What is the difference between this master’s degree and an M.S. in Bioengineering?

The Master’s of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree in Bioinstrumentation is a non-thesis professional program that prepares students for a career in industry. Students train to be engineers and industry leaders by completing rigorous graduate-level engineering coursework combined with business training. Courses and lectures in the M.Eng. program are delivered by world-class Engineering and Business faculty and accomplished industry partners. Students who plan to work in a research laboratory setting or are on their way to earning a Ph.D. traditionally pursue the M.S. in Bioengineering degree, which requires a thesis.

How long is the program?

The program runs for one year: Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, and each cohort begins in the Fall.  The online program is flexible and can be completed in 5 to 9 semesters, up to 5 years.

Do I have to be on campus, or can I take classes online?

The M.Eng. is a full-time, on-campus program.  It is also available as an online program.

Can I be a research or teaching assistant to have my tuition waived?

Tuition waiver assistantships are not available in this program.

Does my undergraduate degree have to be in bioengineering?

No; however, because of the technical focus of the coursework, you will need to have a bachelor’s degree in an engineering or closely related discipline.

What is the capstone project?

The capstone project is the final requirement for the M.Eng. degree, and it covers the Summer semester. Students work in teams to apply what they have learned, solve real-world problems posed by industry partners, and present their projects at an end-of-semester symposium. This experience also allows students to learn from and network with industry leaders.

Do you offer job placement assistance?

The campus offers career management services through Engineering Career Services, the Graduate College Career Development Office, and The Career Center. They are dedicated to providing career planning advice and job search support to students.