Master of Engineering

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Creating Industry Leaders

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program in biomedical engineering offers a flexible bioinnovation-based curriculum that equips students for success by allowing them to tailor their training toward different aspects of the biomedical product life cycle. The biomedical M.Eng. program curriculum is organized to allow interested students to concurrently pursue certification in various topics, such as the Certificate in Quality Engineering for Regulated Medical Technologies, the Project Management Certificate or the Certificate in Entrepreneurship. 

Our Approach

I-shaped engineer

The M.Eng. curriculum is designed to create I-shaped engineers”– engineers with lateral skills as well as deep engineering domain skills – through a combination of coursework and a comprehensive, immersive project/internship experience in industry or in the clinical setting. Graduates of the program are ready to contribute to the commercial success of a company and pursue management-level leadership roles. 

Our Students

Students in the M.Eng. program have the opportunity to further their engineering education with the aim of entering the medical device industry; advance their careers in the medical device industry; change their careers to enter the medical device industry; or simply refresh and enhance their technical and management skills with a focus on the medical device industry. Through the program, students are enabled with the skills to enter the medical device industry and solve critical engineering challenges/business interface challenges in health care. They collaborate with industry and hospital personnel to identify unmet needs, engineer technologies that address these needs and develop paths-to-market for these technologies. 

Our Curriculum

The ME program offers a flexible curriculum that equips students for success by allowing them to tailor their training towards differed aspects of the product life cycle. Two tracks of study are offered: 

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Coursework Coursework & Immersion Planning Immersion Experience Final Coursework or Continued Immersion

Track A – Industry Immersion

Under the guidance and direction of faculty advisors, students will secure qualified and approved industry internships. The industry internship should involve deep immersion in the process of medical device design and/or manufacturing, and/or testing and the student should be able to articulate this experience in a final report submitted to the M.Eng. program director. In addition, the mentor from the company is required to provide an independent evaluation of the student to the M.Eng. program director at the end of the internship experience. 

Track B – Translational Immersion

This track is designed for students interested in productization and testing of early stage medical technologies to establish the technological feasibility prior to startup venture formation. Students work on developing product prototypes and test beds for new exciting ideas and patents coming out of Texas A&M Engineering research labs, and provides the students with a real-world experience in developing the technical and commercialization pathways for new medical devices and products, paving the way for the formation of new startup ventures. The student will submit an innovation portfolio including a comprehensive product design, an algorithm or a prototype, test bed development and test results, and/or a technology commercialization case study. 

Track C – Clinical Immersion

Students in this track will be trained in methods used to discover clinical problems, identify unmet needs and engage in design, development and verification testing of medical devices while participating in immersion experiences with the program’s established clinical partners (Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor Scott & White, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston Methodist). Students will apply several design and invention skills toward a provisional patent application while following FDA quality systems regulations and compile a design history file and a design prototype to complete the preliminary development of a new medical device innovation.

In addition, the ME program curriculum is organized to allow interested students to concurrently pursue certification in various topics, such as quality engineering for regulated medical technologies. Students in the ME program also may pursue a dual degree that includes a Master of Business Administration, through partnership with Mays Business School at Texas A&M.

Other Opportunities

Real-world, experiential learning is a major component of the M.Eng. program and realized through internships as part of the formal academic curriculum. Action learning is enabled via close collaborations and project immersion opportunities through internship programs with medical device companies. Students are also trained in the front end of product innovation through clinical, immersion-based courses and projects.