Biomedical Engineering Master of Engineering (M.E.) – Biomedical Engineering Specialization

Requirements and Curriculum


  • A minimum of 30 semester credits
  • 7 credits of Core courses, 9 credits of Foundation courses, at least 11 credits of Depth courses, and 3 credits in the Breadth area
  • 24 semester credits must be earned at Colorado State University, 21 of which must be earned after formal admission
  • 24 credits earned at CSU must be at the graduate level (500-level or above), excluding independent study, research, internship, or practicum credits
  • 15 credits of biomedical engineering (BIOM) courses
  • Approval of your program of study by an advisor prior to completing 15 credits toward the degree


The curriculum is divided into four different categories:

  • Core - develop a broad foundation in biomedical engineering
  • Foundation - expand knowledge of a particular interest area
  • Depth - gain in-depth knowledge of a specialty area
  • Breadth - focus on advanced and applied mathematics

Three Interest Areas for Biomedical Engineering

While you are earning your degree credits, you can also select courses that fit within one of these interest areas, for added focus in your studies. Contact your advisor to identify a plan for selecting the appropriate courses.

  • Biomechanics, materials engineering focus
  • Materials (for students with an engineering background)
  • Tissue, materials engineering focus

Courses that are currently offered via distance delivery, or will be soon, are listed below.

Core (7 credits required)

Foundation (9 credits required)

Depth (minimum of 11 credits required)

Breadth (3 credits required)

What Next?

  • Learn more about being a student in this program, including information about course structure, assignments, time commitments, and interaction with peers and faculty.

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