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Master of Engineering (M.Eng) Program Overview:

1-Year, Non-thesis Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Program

Offered across three campus locations:

Clemson, SC - Greenville, SC - Charleston, SC

Clemson's M.Eng in Biomedical Engineering is an intensive and encompassing, team-taught curriculum focused on medical device development and commercialization. Program instructors and mentors have extensive medical device industry and entrepreneurial experience providing students with first-hand, real-world knowledge.

Students learn current industry best practices covering topics that span the entire medical device product lifecycle from design conceptualization to post-market activities.

Bioengineering students working together in lab at Clemson

Students apply their knowledge towards developing and testing innovative medical devices, designing animal and clinical studies, drafting business and marketing plans, creating regulatory strategies and assembling FDA pre-market submissions.

The program also offers additional coursework in Quality Science, Medical Device Design for Reprocessing, and Technology Entrepreneurship.

Student Testimonial:

"I developed a holistic understanding of the design and development process from ideation to market launch. The skills and experiences gained from these courses have proven to be imperative for successfully fulfilling my current role as a biologic’s product development engineer."

-Anela Holdaway (Biologics Product Development Engineer - Wright Medical)

Graduate Employment

Bioengineering students working together in lab at Clemson

85% of Clemson M.Eng students enter the medical device or associated industries. On average, our students receive their first employment offer letters 1.5 months prior to graduation. The remainder go on to professional or doctoral programs.

Past graduates have been placed in a variety of positions including product development engineering, marketing/product management, manufacturing engineering, quality, operations, clinical and regulatory affairs at start-up and multi-national companies including Medtronic, Baxter, Beckton Dickenson, Arthrex, Depuy Synthes, Wright Medical Stryker and Zimmer Biomet.

Employer Testimonial:

"In my experience, very few programs are as comprehensive as the Clemson program with regard to not just R&D but incorporation of regulatory, quality, operations, commercialization as well as funding experience within the industry. I commend you for developing a fantastic program focusing on industry preparedness."

-Ethan Sherman, PhD (Principal Biomaterials Engineer, Next Science)

Program Details

Admission Requirements

  • -Accredited Engineering or Applied Science Degree (Candidates with other educational and professional backgrounds will be considered on an individual basis.)
  • -GPA: ≥ 3.0
  • -TOEFL: ≥ 100 (required for international students)
  • -Application for Admission

Curriculum (30 credits total):

  • -Core Courses
    • BioE8140: Medical Device Commercialization (3 Credits)
    • BioE8600: Biomedical engineering device design innovation (3 Credits)
    • BioE8610: Biomedical engineering product translation (3 Credits)
    • BioE8620: Pre-clinical assessment and regulatory affairs for medical devices (3 credits)
    • BioE8630: Clinical affairs for medical devices (3 Credits)


  • -Elective Courses
    • Internship (1-6 Credits)
    • Quality Science Certificate coursework
    • GreenMD Certificate coursework
    • Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate coursework

For More Information, Please Contact:

Jeremy J. Mercuri, PhD
M.Eng Program Director
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
☏ 864-656-0978

Yongren Wu, PhD
M.Eng Program Co-Director
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
☏ 864-876-2381