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Program Introduction

Engineering Medicine (EnMed) is Texas A&M University’s innovative engineering and medicine degree program offered at the School of Engineering Medicine in Houston, Texas.

A collaboration between Texas A&M’s College of Engineering, School of Medicine and the state’s top-ranked Houston Methodist Hospital, EnMed was established to transform health care through translational interdisciplinary research, the development of medical technologies and the development and training of “physicianeers,” a new kind of problem-solving doctor uniquely qualified to address some of health care’s greatest challenges.

Graduates of EnMed will earn their Doctor of Medicine degree from the School of Medicine and their Master of Engineering degree from the College of Engineering. The degree plan is focused on the design and implementation of medical technologies in the same four years through a revolutionary integrated curriculum.

EnMed students are expected to be early adopters of transformational technologies, maintain a unique vigilance for opportunities to innovate during their clinical practice and possess real-world experience developing innovative medical technologies acquired through “innovation rotations” with EnMed researchers, collaborators and industry partners while in the program.

Degrees Earned and Curriculum

Students who successfully complete the program will earn both a Doctor of Medicine degree and a Master of Engineering degree in four years. The Master of Engineering in engineering is a non-thesis degree composed of 30 hours of graduate engineering credit. Some of this credit is integrated into the student's School of Medicine coursework, while other credit is a standalone engineering course or project taken during regular semesters or semester breaks when students are either not taking classes or are taking a reduced load of School of Medicine coursework.

Students are co-enrolled in both the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine over the four years of the program. In addition to coursework, each student will identify a need in the medical or pharmaceutical industry and complete an innovative engineering project to satisfy that need; this project work counts toward the 30 credits of the Master of Engineering in engineering.

The objective of the EnMed program is to provide students an opportunity to learn and practice the skills of engineering innovation, taking an idea from concept generation to prototype. Students will learn about technology assessment, intellectual property, market analysis and product-to-market strategies. This knowledge will enable EnMed graduates to advance the areas of biomedicine and health. Students may choose to focus their EnMed engineering degree on the development of a device, computer software, medical test, diagnostic process, treatment process, drug development or any other need that exists in the vast medical and pharmaceutical industries.

The application process and requirements for applying to the EnMed program can be found on the EnMed website