The Biomedical Engineering PhD program is strongly research-oriented, with emphasis on the student independent research work reflected in a dissertation. Work in this discipline is of growing importance to society and is vital to industry, academics, and hospitals.
Doctoral students are provided an exceptional academic experience, distinguished by close faculty interactions that propel students to pursue independent research work in areas like:
The booming biomedical industry demands skilled professionals whose expertise can cross traditional boundaries of science and engineering. Companies are seeking engineers who understand the medical uses of diagnostic imaging instrumentation, who have training in tissue engineering, or who are well-versed in biomaterials to design artificial joints.
Applicants to the graduate program are expected to have a degree at the level of bachelor or master in engineering or basic/applied/health sciences. Requirements include a basic knowledge of biology, math through ordinary differential equations, and some basic engineering courses (for example, fluid mechanics, properties of materials, thermodynamics, circuit theory).
Students who do not meet all requirements may be admitted into the program pending the successful completion of courses aimed at the fulfillment of the requirements. Tufts will offer the opportunity for students accepted into the graduate program to attend courses specifically designed to provide appropriate background in areas such as biology, mathematics, circuit theory, chemical engineering, etc.
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