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Master's of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

The M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering (BME) degree program provides an in-depth advanced engineering education to students who have completed a bachelor of science degree in engineering or science and desire to embrace an industrial career in the field of medical technology. It provides an intellectually rigorous professional graduate education that emphasizes clinical applications and biomedical engineering design to better train a workforce to sustain a growing biomedical industry in South Carolina and the United States. This program is based on core biomedical engineering and relevant clinical applications, providing the basis for strong technical contributions in industry. This program prepares engineering graduates for professional practice in BME and leadership roles in the biomedical science and technology private sector to help develop and sustain economic growth.

Admission Criteria

Bioengineering students working together in lab at Clemson

Admission to a graduate-level program is controlled by the Graduate School at Clemson University. M.Eng. in BME applicants must meet the minimum requirements established by the University for admission to a graduate program. In addition, individuals with the following qualifications will be admitted into the M.Eng. program:

  • Must hold a BS degree from an ABET-accredited program (or equivalent if from an international university) in Bioengineering, biomedical engineering or other related engineering and technology discipline and must provide transcripts from the institution where the degree was obtained.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required for admission.
  • Official GRE scores are required for admission.
  • International students are required to submit TOEFL scores.
  • Individuals may request a waiver of some of the above requirements (e.g., undergraduate GPA less than 3.0, or undergraduate degree not in engineering) and admission to the program if they provide sufficient evidence to the graduate program director that they have had sufficient industrial experience to warrant a waiver. It will be up to the program to accept or decline this request.


The M.Eng. curriculum provides skills and expertise that enhance the individual’s ability to contribute to the technical workforce. The degree will provide professionals in the technical workforce an opportunity to continue their education and development in the context of an advanced degree. The M.Eng. also serves the practicing engineer to further his/her career in the context of an application of engineering knowledge, as opposed to a master’s of science in a research context, which is focused on discovering new knowledge.

The minimum requirement for this degree is one year of full-time graduate study or its equivalent. Eligibility for graduation requires a minimum of thirty (30) graduate credits from a mandatory core and technical elective courses. No thesis is required for this degree. A student who has previous graduate work at another institution that has not been used towards a degree may petition the Graduate Committee to transfer up to nine (9) semester credit hours of relevant course work with grades of ‘B’ or better.

Mandatory Core:

  • BIOE 8130 – Industrial Bioengineering (3 credits) (3,0)
  • BIOE 8140 – Medical Device Commercialization (3 credits) (3,0)
  • BIOE 8600 – Biomedical Engineering Device Design Innovation (3 credits) (3,0)
  • BIOE 8610 – Biomedical Engineering Product Translation (3 credits) (1,6)
  • BIOE 8620 – Preclinical Assessment & Regulatory Affairs (3 credits) (3,0)

Recommended Elective:

  • BIOE 8900 – Internship (1-6 credits)