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Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Biomedical Engineering Program Overview:

The Master of Engineering (M.ENG.) in Biomedical Engineering program is a 1-year, non-thesis graduate program designed to prepare students for careers in industry. The Clemson bioengineering department offers this degree program across three campus locations: Clemson, SC, Greenville, SC, and Charleston, SC.

Clemson’s Masters of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering (M.ENG.) is an intensive and encompassing, team-taught curriculum focused on medical device development and commercialization. Students benefit from the first-hand, real-world knowledge of program instructors and mentors who have extensive experience in the medical device industry and entrepreneurship.

Bioengineering students working together in lab at Clemson

M.ENG. in Biomedical Engineering Curriculum

This Clemson University biomedical engineering program focuses on industry best practices, covering topics that span the entire medical device product lifecycle from design conceptualization to post-market activities. Students can select from coursework in Quality Science,  Medical Device Design for Reprocessing, and Technology Entrepreneurship. For more information about curriculum requirements and coursework contact us or review our handbook.

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)

M.ENG. in Biomedical Engineering Career Opportunities

Bioengineering students working together in lab at Clemson

Clemson University’s M.ENG. in Biomedical Engineering prepares students to 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.

85% of our M.ENG. in Biomedical Engineering graduates 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.

M.ENG. in Biomedical Engineering graduates have been placed in a variety of positions including product development engineering, marketing/product management, manufacturing engineering, quality, operations, clinical and regulatory affairs. With almost 100 alumni working in industry our graduates at both start-up and multi-national companies. Clemson University Biomedical Engineering alumni work at some of the top firms in the field of biomedical engineering including - Medtronic, Baxter, Beckton Dickenson, Arthrex, and  DePuy Synthes.

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)
    • BioE8610/8611: 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