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Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

College
College of Engineering
Department
Electrical Engineering
Level
Masters
Study System
Thesis and Courses
Total Credit Hours
33 Cr. Hrs
Duration
3-8 semesters (full-time) || 6-10 semesters (part-time)
Intake
Fall & Spring
Location
Sharjah Main Campus
Language
English
Study Mode
Full Time and Part Time

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Introduction

Program Objectives
  • Program Goals

The M.Sc. in BME program is designed to achieve the following goals:
  1. Identify and analyze potential problems in biomedical engineering.
  2. Formulate structured solutions for biomedical engineering present and anticipated problems.
  3. Implement solutions effectively in various domains in biomedical engineering and/or interrelated areas of industry, research, and clinical practice.
  4. Promote advanced scientific research and scholarly activities that facilitate progression to higher academic degrees.
  5. Prepare qualified future leaders in biomedical engineering field.
 

  • Program Learning outcomes
Upon the successful completion of the MSc. in Biomedical Engineering program the student will be able to:
  1. Apply advanced theories and methodologies in the field of Biomedical Engineering.
  2. Design and conduct experiments/simulations for biomedical research.
  3. Communicate effectively in oral and written form to present complex and diverse Biomedical Engineering problems and solutions to professional audiences.
  4. Value the principles of professional ethics issues and develop fair and valid judgments in contemporary contexts.
  5. Function on multidisciplinary teams with management and leadership capabilities.
  6. Propose advanced Biomedical Engineering solutions with sustainability factors in global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  7. Use advanced biomedical engineering tools to analyze and interpret data.


Special Admission Requirements
Program Structure & Requirements

Program Structure
Requirement
Credit Hours
Compulsory (Core) Courses 12
Elective Courses 12
Thesis 9
Total Credit Hours 33
 

Program Tracks
English
Bioelectronics and Instrumentation
Biomedical Systems and Feedback Control
Applied Computational Bioengineering
Biomedical Physics and Imaging
Biomaterials, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering
 
 

Study Plan: Course List
Compulsory (Core) Courses (12 credit hours)
# Course # Course Name Credit Hours College/Dept.
1.         1440515 Mathematical Methods for Bioengineering 3 Math
2.         0402580
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 3 All
3.         0402501 Engineering Research Methodology 3 All
4.         0502500 Hospital Labs Rotation 2 Medicine
5.         0402582 Graduate Seminar 1 EE
 

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

Table 3 summarizes the list of elective courses offered under each track. Students are free to choose the track most suitable to their interest, and with the guidance of their supervisor.

"R = Recommended" and "O = Optional"
Course Name Credit Hours Priority College/Dept.
Bioelectronics and Instrumentation      
Biomedical Sensors and Instrumentation 3 R EE
Implantable Biomedical Microsystems 3 O EE
Mixed Analog-Digital IC Design 3 R EE
Advanced Signal Processing for Biomedical Engineering 3 O EE
Biomedical Nanotechnology 3 O EE/ Chem
Biomedical Systems and Feedback Control      
Measurement and Instrumentation in Physiology and Medicine 3 R MD/HS
Advanced Signal Processing for Biomedical Engineering 3 R EE
Modelling in Physiology and Medicine 3 O MD/CS
Linear and Non-Linear Multivariable Control System 3 O EE/MD
Human-Machine Interaction 3 O MD
Robotics and Dynamics control in Biomedicine 3 O EE/MD
Neural Networks and Biomedical Applications 3 O EE/MD
Robust Feedback Control 3 O EE
Biomedical Image Processing 3 O EE/MD/HS
Applied Computational Bioengineering      
Statistics, Data Analysis and Algorithms in Genomic Biology 3 R CS/MD
Applied Parallel Programming for Bioengineering 3 O EE/CS/MD
Introduction to System Biology Modelling 3 O CS/MD
Bioinformatics Networks 3 O CS/MD
Machine Learning 3 O CS/MD
Data Mining 3 O CS/MD
Neural Networks and Biomedical Applications 3 O EE/ MD
Biomedical Physics and Imaging      
Medical Imaging and Instrumentation 3 R HS/Phy
Biomedical Image Processing 3 R EE/MD/HS
Molecular Imaging Application 3 O MD/HS
Modelling in Physiology and Medicine 3 O MD/CS/HS
Biomedical photonic 3 O MD/Phy/Pharm
Radiation Measurements and Instrumentation 3 O NE/HS/Phy
Advanced Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 3 (2+1) O HS/Phy/NE
Biophysics 3 O HS/MD
Principles of Tissue Engineering and Gene Therapy 3 O MD/Biotech
Biomaterials, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering      
Principles of Tissue Engineering and Gene Therapy 3 R MD/Biotech
Advanced Cell Biology 3 R Biotech
Bioinformatics Networks 3 O CS/MD/Biotech
Biomaterials for Medical Applications 3 O CH/ ME
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience 3 O MD
Novel Drug Delivery Systems 3 O Pharm
Stem Cell Biology and Engineering 3 O Biotech
General Electives      
Independent Studies in Biomedical Engineering 3 O ALL
Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering 3 O ALL
Commercialization of Biomedical Innovation 3 O ALL
Healthcare Operation, Planning, and Risk Management 3 O ALL
 

Thesis (9 credit hours)
Students to enroll in the proposed program will have to prepare an extensive graduation report based on actual research work conducted at the research labs of faculty supervising the student or fieldwork under the supervision of a faculty members involved with the program. The report will account for (be equivalent to) nine credit hours of the program and will have to be enrolled in during the fourth semester of the study program.


Remedial Courses
As a first step, the program provides two remedial courses based on the admitted student's bachelor's background as shown in Table 6. The remedial courses are chosen such that all students are prepared for the graduate core courses offered by the program. It is advised that during the first year, students do not take any track electives till remedial and core courses are successfully passed.


Table 6: Remedial courses list for different undergraduate disciplines joining the M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering Program
Course No. Course Name Credit Hours (CH) College/Dept.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science (except Biotechnology)
0901720
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2+1 Medicine
1450251 Cell Biology 3 Biotechnology
Bachelor's Degree in biotechnology
0901720
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2+1 Medicine
1440262 Mathematics for Engineers 3 Math
Bachelor's Degree in medicine, Dental Medicine, or Health Science
1440261 Differential Equations for Engineers 3 Math
1440262 Mathematics for Engineers 3 Math
Bachelor's Degree in pharmacy
1440262 Mathematics for Engineers 3 Math
1450251 Cell Biology 3 Biotechnology