Master of Engineering Curriculum

M.Eng. Requirements

1. Six Core courses from approved list
2. Three Technical Elective (TE) courses from approved list, one of which must be BENG 295, Bioengineering Design Project
3. Three General Elective (GE) courses from approved list
4. BENG 291, Professional Issues in Bioengineering seminar

All courses must be taken for letter grade (except BENG 291 & BENG 295 which are S/U grading only).
Students must maintain at least a B average in courses taken to fulfill the degree requirements.

BENG 291, Professional Issues in Bioengineering, is a 2-unit seminar offered in Winter Quarter only.
BENG 295, Bioengineering Design Project, is an independent industrial training project. Course requirements include a written technical report and oral presentation. This course may be taken for two quarters (4-units each quarter).

Core Courses for M.Eng. Degree (six required)
Engineering Physics
BENG 221, Mathematical Methods for Bioengineering
BENG 223, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Interfacial Phenomena in Living Systems
BENG 226, Foundations of Biomechanics
BENG 227, Transport Phenomena in Living Systems

Life Science
BENG 230A, Biochemistry
BENG 230B, Cell and Molecular Biology
BENG 230C, Cardiovascular Physiology
BENG 230D, Respiratory and Renal Physiology
BENG 232, Musculoskeletal Health, Injury, and Disease
BENG 260, Neurodynamics

Tissue Engineering
BENG 241A, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Foundations
BENG 241B, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Cell Microenvironment
BENG 241C, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Development and Growth
BENG 242, Polymer Science and Engineering

BENG 247A, Advanced Biophotonics
BENG 280A, Principles of Biomedical Imaging
BENG 280B, Comparative Biomedical Imaging

Technical Elective Courses for M.Eng. Degree (three required, one of which must be BENG 295)
BENG 202/CSE 282, Bioinformatics II: Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms
BENG203/CSE 283, Genomics, Proteomics, and Network Biology
BENG 209/MAE 209, Continuum Mechanics
BENG 211, Systems Biology and Bioengineering I: Biological Components
BENG 212, Systems Biology and Bioengineering II: Network Reconstruction
BENG 213, Systems Biology and Bioengineering III: Building and Simulating Large-Scale In Silico Models
BENG 238/MED 238, Molecular Biology of the Cardiovascular System
BENG 247B, Bioelectronics
BENG 247C, Bionanotechnology
BENG 267, Microcirculation in Health and Disease
BENG 276/CHEM 276/MATH 276, Numerical Analysis in Multi-Scale Biology
BENG 278/RAD 278, Magnetic Resonance Imaging
BENG 295, Bioengineering Design Project and Industrial Training
CSE 202, Algorithm Design and Analysis
CSE 210, Principles of Software Engineering
CSE 250A, Artificial Intelligence
ECE 235, Nanometer-Scale Probes and Devices

General Elective Courses for M.Eng. Degree (three required)
BENG 225, BioBusiness: Starting, Growing, and Harvesting a Biotech Company
ECE 254, Detection Theory
ENG 201, Venture Mechanics
ENG 202, Enterprise Dynamics
ENG 203, Applied Innovations
IR/PS Management: IRCO 420, 421, IRGN 420, 434, 438, 439, 442, 444
IR/PS International Issues: IRCO 401, IRGN 407, 411, 413, 418
MAE 290A, Efficient Numerical Methods for Simulation, Optimization, and Control
Technical Elective courses may be taken for General Elective credit

For other courses that address job-specific interests and professional skills such as economics, management, and business, consult with the Student Affairs Office.

Seminar Course (required)
BENG 291, Professional Issues in Bioengineering