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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Devices Concentration, MS


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The concentration in Biomedical Devices, offered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering , offers the student the opportunity to focus on the design, development, and manufacture of medical devices that either come into contact with the human body or are implanted within the human body. This concentration area has been created to provide individuals with B.S. degrees in an engineering field or chemistry or physics with the necessary graduate-level education that prepares them to function effectively in this environment.

Requirements for Admission

Applicants must meet all university admission requirements . Applicants who have a major GPA of 3.0 or higher are not required to take the GRE. All others must take the GRE General Test and obtain a combined score of 315 or higher in the Verbal and Quantitative sections, and 3.5 or higher in the Analytical Writing section.

Students can be admitted to either classified or conditionally classified standing. To be admitted to classified standing, a student must possess a BS degree in biomedical engineering, or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 semester units, have met the GRE requirement if their major GPA is below 3.0, and have completed any required Transition Courses, or their equivalents, with grades of B or better.

Conditionally Classified Admission

Students can be admitted to conditionally classified standing if they have a BS degree in an engineering discipline, chemistry, physics, or biology from an accredited institution. Students with conditionally classified standing will be required to take one or more of the Transition Courses shown below, in addition to the 30 units required for the Biomedical Engineering, MS  degree. Once the required transition courses are completed satisfactorily (with a grade of B or better), students can petition for transfer to classified standing.

Advancement to Candidacy

Students must meet the university requirements for candidacy, which include the successful completion of a minimum of 9 units of graduate-level classes with grades of B or better. The University requires that all graduate students complete the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)  as a condition for advancement to candidacy .

Course Requirements

To meet the requirements for the MS, Biomedical Engineering degree, a student must complete 30 units of approved courses. Students must achieve a minimum grade of a “C” in each course, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in all their coursework, AND a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the courses listed in the Candidacy form.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

At SJSU, students must pass the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). For information on the GWAR, please see Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) . The GWAR is satisfied with the degree requirements core courses (BME 207 BME 274 ).

Culminating Experience

Included in the 30 units of approved courses is the requirement that students must also complete a written thesis or project report and an oral defense of their thesis or project. The candidate may choose either the Plan A (thesis) or Plan B (project) option.

Plan A (Thesis)

Please see the “Plan A (Thesis)” description under the requirements for the Biomedical Engineering, MS  degree.

Plan B (Project)

Please see the “Plan A (Thesis)” description under the requirements for the Biomedical Engineering, MS  degree.

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