Masters in Bioengineering

Masters in Bioengineering

A bioengineering program is one that provides students with a broad knowledge of biotechnology and engineering. Specific tracks are available for students to choose that fit their interests and career choices better. The combination of broad education and specific tracks of study is what gives students an edge when they complete a Masters in Bioengineering degree from an accredited university. The ever-changing field of bioengineering means that the most recent technologies must be covered in coursework. Tracks of study include bioinformatics, signals and systems, biomaterials, environmental biotechnology, cell and bioprocess engineering, and biomechanical systems and devices.

Your core curriculum, including studies in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, can be obtained both in a traditional classroom setting as well as online. The online option is gaining popularity because of the convenience and ability to take classes when you want and work at your own pace. Some students choose to combine their online and classroom experience to combine the convenience of online learning with the hands-on experience that can only be acquired in the classroom.

Bioengineering majors often apply their skills to human applications following graduation, especially within the fields of medicine. The creation and development of digital hearing aids, implant defibrillators, artificial hearts, and pacemakers are all products of graduates from Bioengineering Master’s Programs. Techniques taught in the classroom have lead to breakthroughs like ultrasound, tomography with the aid of the computer, MRI, and other medical systems. Specific jobs take graduates to hospitals, universities, and research labs. Currently, the fields of computer-assisted surgery, rehabilitation and orthopedic engineering are flourishing specialties that you can get in involved with as they continue to grow. Average starting salaries are about $61,000 while more than half of specialists make up to $89,000.

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