Biomedical Engineering


Degrees Offered


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 anddesire 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 in 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 forprofessional practice in BMEand leadership roles in the biomedical science and technology private sector to help develop and sustain economic growth.


More information can be found in this graduate handbook.


Program of Study

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 consisting of 15-17 credits from a recommended core and 13-15 credits of technical elective courses. An internship of 1-2 credits is expected for graduation. 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.


Application Information

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 a 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
  • International students are required to submit TOEFL scores.

Required Documents

  • a completed application form
  • an application fee
  • official transcripts from universities previously attended
  • at least two letters of recommendation from previous or current teachers and/or employers
  • official GRE general test score reported by ETS
  • official TOEFL score reported by ETS (international students only)


The department does not provide assistantship support for M.S. or M.Eng. students


Program Contact(s)

  • Maria Torres
  • Office: 301D Rhodes Research Center
  • Phone: (864) 656-7276
  • Email:

Program Coordinator(s)