MEng in Biomedical Engineering

Professor Tuan Vo-Dinh with studentsDuke’s Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biomedical Engineering is an alternative to a traditional master of science program that will deepen your understanding of technology and help you develop the business leadership and management expertise you need to succeed in your career.  In the Master of Engineering program, you take specialized technical classes and a core of business leadership and management courses, with a required internship or a project completing the degree.

Duke’s Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department is consistently ranked as one of the top biomedical engineering programs in the nation. Duke BME combines a hands-on educational experience and an interdisciplinary research environment that prepares graduates to be leaders in integrating engineering and biology to detect and treat human diseases. Duke BME faculty and students collaborate with many departments across the University and the Medical Center offering significant opportunity for engaging in interdisciplinary study. The MEng program offers students the chance to learn biomedical engineering concepts and methods from leading researchers in the field while also allowing students to understand the interaction between cutting edge research and commercial development of technology.

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As a student in the MEng program, you will receive personalized guidance from a faculty mentor and advisor. In addition, our relationships with internationally respected biotech firms in nearby Research Triangle Park, such as Siemens Medical Systems, Boehringer Mannheim, Genentech, Genetronics, Glaxo, Guidant, and Medtronic may provide unique opportunities for internships. The MEng program also provides outstanding career support to its students. 

As a leader in biomedical engineering research, the Duke BME offers an outstanding opportunity for Master of Engineering students. Being at the forefront of ground-breaking research means we integrate theory and practice in our classrooms and discussions. Collaborations exist with many Duke Medical Center departments, such as the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center for In Vivo Microscopy (CIVM).

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Departmental Research

Although research is not a required part of the MEng curriculum, departmental research influences the intellectual conversation in the classroom. Current research activities of the department include:

  • Biomechanics of blood flow, cells, and hard and soft tissues
  • Biomolecular and tissue engineering
  • Electrical activity of the heart and brain
  • Neuroengineering
  • Biomedical optics, biophotonics, and ultrasound imaging systems

State-of-the-Art Resources

  • Tissue Properties and Orthopaedic Laboratory
  • Optics and Biosensors Laboratory
  • Ultrasonic Laboratories
  • Cardiac Stimulation and Simulation Laboratory
  • Experimental Electrophysiology Laboratory
  • Cellular and Molecular Imaging Laboratory