Courses for Biomedical Engineering Emphasis

Grand Valley State University's Masters of Science in Engineering program is the only one offered in West Michigan, to help engineering professionals in the growing biomedicine industry by teaching them how to match development opportunities with research and bring innovative medical products to market.

The Curriculum

The MSE-Biomedical Engineering curriculum consists of the following:

  • Foundation courses in human physiology to help students effectively communicate with health care professionals and apply advanced technological solutions to clinical problems
  • Engineering courses that apply engineering principles to problems in medicine and health
  • Medical device design and development courses to evaluate, design, and construct medical products
  • Research opportunities employing the methods for effectively translating ideas from concept to bedside


Once you have submitted the application online please send Dr. Rhodes ( a letter of intent via email regarding your interest in the Biomedical Engineering program and if you'd like to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship.

Suggested Schedule

Suggested Program Plan for Full-time Students

Fall Semester 1

Winter Semester 1

Summer Semester 1

Fall Semester 2

Winter Semester 2

EGR 670 (3 cr): Systems Physiology for Engineers

PSM 650 (3 cr): Ethics and Professionalism in Applied Science


EGR 602 (3 cr): Professional Aspects of Engineering

EGR 685 (3 cr) Graduate Practicum

EGR 553 (3 cr): Biomaterials [ME/PDM]


EGR 534 (3 cr): Bioelectric Potentials [EE/CE]

EGR 614 (3 cr): Opportunity Identification

STA 615 (3 cr): Design of Experiments for Engineers

EGR 503 (3 cr): Medical Device Design


EGR 635 (3 cr): Biomedical Signal Modeling

EGR 697 (3 cr): Masters Thesis (M.S.E. capstone)

EGR 604 (3 cr): Implementation and Measurement

EGR 689 (1 cr): Internship Prep.


EGR 696 (3 cr):  Masters Thesis Research

EGR 672 (1 cr): Seminar


EGR 547 (3 cr): Mechanics of Human Motion [ME/PDM]


EGR 532 (3 cr): Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing [EE/CE]


Total: 9 credits

Total: 10 credits

Total: 3 credits

Total: 9 credits

Total: 7 credits

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