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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 in the medical device industry. Graduates of the program are ready to contribute to the commercial success of a company and pursue management-level leadership roles.

Curriculum

The M.Eng. curriculum is designed to create engineering leaders through a combination of coursework and a comprehensive immersion experience in industry or in the clinical setting. Each student is paired with an advisor to develop a tailored training toward different aspects of the biomedical product life cycle. Student concurrently pursue certification in various topics, such as quality engineering for regulated medical technologies, project management or entrepreneurship.

I-shaped engineer Horizontal/Lateral Skills Entrepreneurship | Project Management | Technology Law | Design Verification & Validation | Risk Analysis & Management | Regulatory Affairs & Quality Systems | Design Controls GLP/GMP | Leadership BMEN Domain Skills Instrumentation Medical Imaging Device DEsign Biomaterials Biomechanics Physiology Nanotechnology MEMS...etc. Industry Internship/Clinical Immersion Project Team-based project experience | Leadership | Teaming | Self awareness | Empathy

Immersion Experience

The M.Eng. program includes a required immersion experience. Students prepare for these experiences through coursework and apply for positions in the track of their choice. The immersion experience is traditionally completed in the summer semester, although longer-term experiences are also available.

Track A – Industry Immersion

The industry internship involves deep immersion in the process of medical device design, manufacturing and/or testing. Students have completed internships with small start-up companies such as CardioQuip and Biotex, incubators like Fannin Innovation Studios, and major medical device companies such as Medtronic, Alcon and Abbott.

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 and market validation prior to startup venture formation. Students work on developing product prototypes and test beds and receive real-world experience in developing the technical and commercialization pathways for new medical devices and products.

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. Students will apply several design and invention skills toward a provisional patent application while following FDA quality systems regulations.

Dual Degree Program

Students in the M.Eng. program may also pursue a dual degree that includes a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with the Mays Business School at Texas A&M.

This program allows students to complete both degrees in approximately two and a half years. The combined degrees prepare students for leadership roles in areas of biomedical engineering and business with specific MBA training in leadership, management, human resources, team-building, communications, marketing, finance, accounting, strategy and technology.

Testimonials

"Obtaining a master of engineering in biomedical engineering at Texas A&M gave me the skills needed to apply technical concepts to design and develop medical devices. The fabrication and prototyping methods, device development strategies, and modeling and simulation techniques that I learned have all had a strong impact on my career within industry."

Liana Polikaitis, M.Eng. '19, R&D Engineer II, Medtronic

"What started as a trial internship has turned into an employment pipeline for CardioQuip. The Texas A&M BME MEng program undoubtedly produces high-caliber engineers who contribute right out of the gate, but it is their leadership that distinguishes them in our organization. Their technical knowledge paired with a willingness to lead in new endeavors has transformed our ability to scale."

Doug Platt, CEO, CardioQuip

Our Administration

Balakrishna Haridas

  • Professor of Practice, Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, BioInnovation Master’s of Engineering Program
  • Principal Investigator and Co-Founder, FDA Southwest Pediatric Devices Innovation Consortium
Balakrishna Haridas

John Hanks

  • Professor of Practice, Biomedical Engineering
John Hanks

Saurabh Biswas

  • Associate Professor of Practice, Biomedical Engineering
  • Executive Director for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
Saurabh Biswas

Stormy Kretzschmar

  • Academic Advisor III
  • Graduate Advisor
Stormy Kretzschmar