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  • Foreign: $ 32.9k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 15 一月 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 230pts.

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    The M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Biomedical Engineering prepare students for careers in solving engineering problems in health care, biomedical research, and biotechnology. Areas of current faculty research include biomaterials, nanobiotechnology, bioanalytical microsystems, patient-care devices, tissue engineering, flow cytometry, disease processes, clinical translation, and molecular and cellular systems. Instruction includes five core courses, a seminar and numerous electives taught by Affiliated Faculty and others within the School of Engineering, School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Pharmacy.

    In addition to the general requirements specified in the Graduate Program section of this Catalog, students must also complete the BME core, emphasis core, and elective BME curricula described below. BME 567 Biomedical Engineering Seminar must be taken every semester, up to a maximum of 8 credit hours total. Students must pass the Qualifying Examination before applying for Candidacy or proceeding to the Doctoral Comprehensive Exam. Upon successfully passing the Doctoral Comprehensive Exam and successful review of their application by program faculty and the Dean of Graduate Studies, students are admitted to Candidacy for the doctoral degree. For successful completion of the program requirements, all candidates must pass a Final Examination (Defense of Dissertation).

    For all students pursuing degrees in BME, the following BME core courses are offered once per academic year: 

    BME 547 Biomedical Engineering Research Practices
    BME 558 Methods of Analysis in Bioengineering
    BME 567 Biomedical Engineering Seminar

    Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering Emphasis

    The following Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering emphasis core courses are offered every other year: 

    BME 572 Biomaterials Engineering
    BME 575 Biomechanics
    BME 579 Tissue Engineering

    Molecular and Cellular Systems Emphasis

    The following Molecular and Cellular Systems emphasis core courses are offered every other year:

    BME 517 Applied Biology for Biomedical Engineers
    BME 544 Thermodynamics of Biological Systems
    BME 556 Protein and Nucleic Acid Engineering

    Equivalent graduate-level courses taken at other institutions may be used to satisfy one or more of the above core requirements, as approved by the student's Graduate Advisor or Curriculum Committee.

    Elective Courses

    For completion of the Ph.D. degree, the student must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours of elective courses from the list below. At least 9 of these credit hours must be from courses offered in the School of Engineering. Ph.D. candidates may substitute electives other than those listed below, as approved by the student's Graduate Advisor or Curriculum Committee. 

    M.S. degree candidates must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of elective courses from the lists below. M.S. candidates may substitute electives other than those listed below, as approved by the student's Graduate Advisor or Curriculum Committee.

    Biomedical Engineering Electives

    BME 517 Applied Biology for Biomedical Engineers
    BME 544 Thermodynamics of Biological Systems
    BME 556 Protein and Nucleic Acid Engineering
    BME 572 Biomaterials Engineering
    BME 575 Biomechanics
    BME 579 Tissue Engineering
    BME 598 Special Topics

    Engineering Electives

    BIOL **351 General Microbiology
    BIOL 547 Advanced Techniques in Light Microscopy
    BIOM 507 Advanced Molecular Biology
    BIOM 508 Advanced Cell Biology
    BIOM 509 Principles of Neurobiology
    BIOM 510 Physiology
    BIOM 514 Immunobiology
    BIOM 515 Cancer Biology
    CBE 504 Nanomaterials Seminar
    CBE 521 Advanced Transport Phenomena I
    CBE 530 Surface and Interfacial Phenomena
    CS 529 Introduction to Machine Learning
    CS 530 Geometric and Probabilistic Methods in Computer Science
    CS 561 Algorithms and Data Structures
    CS 590 T: Complex Adaptive Systems
    ECE 500 Theory of Linear Systems
    ECE 510 Medical Imaging
    ECE 533 Digital Image Processing
    ECE 537 Foundations of Computing
    ECE 539 Digital Signal Processing
    ME 501 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
    ME 504 Computational Mechanics
    ME 512 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
    ME 530 Theoretical Fluid Mechanics I
    ME 571 Advanced Materials Science

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    program_requirements

    1. Bachelor’s degree from a related science or engineering program in an accredited college or university. The degree must have been granted prior to the date on which you intend to enter the UNM graduate program.
    2. An overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale).
    3. A total combined GRE score of 1100 on the old scale (250 on the new GRE scale; see http://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/concordance_information.pdf for conversion); and
    4. Basic courses in physics, math, biology, and chemistry. 

    Students who do not meet these criteria may be encouraged to apply to UNM as a Non-Degree Status Student (to take leveling courses, improve their GPA, etc.).

    • UNM Application
    • A check or money order for the application fee, made out to the University of New Mexico. The application fee may be paid with a major credit card if you are applying online. 
    • If the applicant uploads their transcript to the graduate online application only one official transcript needs to be sent to the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program
    • A letter of intent stating your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree, your research interests, your career objectives, general information on your technical and scientific experience, as well as a detailed explanation of special circumstances that might affect your admission. The letter of intent should state whether you desire financial aid in the form of a research or teaching assistantship.
    • Three letters of recommendation. Uploaded to the pre-admission form or sent to the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program using our Letter of Recommendation Form . These letters should be professional (as opposed to personal or character) references, such as from colleagues, supervisors, or former instructors.
    • For International students, have TOEFL scores sent to UNM (UNM TOEFL code is 4845) and include a signed Certificate of Financial Responsibility. Please Note: After admission, the I-20 will not be issued until the Office of International Admissions receives your Certificate of Financial Responsibility and a $50 non-refundable Application Fee.

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