Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering, BS/Biomedical Engineering, MS

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Program Coordinator: Ali Vahdati (4214 Ross Hall; 252-737-7779; vahdatia18@ecu.edu)

The Engineering, BS/Biomedical Engineering, MS accelerated program will be initiated while undergraduates are completing the bachelor of science (BS) in engineering degree and is intended for outstanding engineering undergraduates who have worked with a thesis advisor during their undergraduate studies. Graduate student coursework will begin in the students’ fourth year of undergraduate study and be completed with one academic year of study beyond the bachelor’s degree. It is anticipated that a full year of study beyond completion of undergraduate engineering requirements will be required to complete this program. Engineering students may apply to the program after completion of a minimum of 80 eligible undergraduate semester hours, and can enter the program after completion of a minimum of 95 eligible undergraduate semester hours (a minimum of 128 credit hours is required for the Engineering, BS degree). The minimum GPA at the time of admission and entry to the program is 3.5.

No graduate course in which a grade of “C” is earned may count toward the master of science (MS) degree. It may, however, count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students who do not maintain a GPA of 3.0 at the time of matriculation into the master’s degree will be placed on academic probation in their first semester in the master’s program and subject to dismissal from the program if they do not achieve a graduate GPA of 3.0 in courses related to their program of study after 9 s.h. of graduate credit attempted.

Students accepted into the Engineering, BS/Biomedical Engineering, MS accelerated program may take 6 semester hours of technical electives as approved by the advisor from the following:

  • BIME 6200 - Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurements
  • BIME 6250 - Biomedical Signal Processing
  • BIME 6300 - Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
  • BIME 6350 - Cardiovascular Mechanics
  • BIME 5400 - Biomaterials
  • BIME 6450 - Biomolecular Engineering
  • BIME 6500 - Introduction to Tissue Engineering
  • BIME 6700 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering


Students interested in the accelerated program should speak with the graduate program director to determine admissibility into the program. The student and graduate program director should then follow the procedures outlined in the Admission and Readmission section of the graduate catalog.

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