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Prepare for a rewarding career as a leader in the biomedical field with a bioengineering master’s from the University of California, Riverside. The online Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Bioengineering is an expedition into biological science and engineering at the cellular and molecular levels, exploring high-level topics including computational biology, genetics, and biological and physiological systems.

Program Highlights:
Designed for Completion in 13 Months

100% Online Coursework

No Residency Requirement

Four Available Start Dates

Master of Science in

ENGINEERING

Master of Engineering

MANAGEMENT

While a Master of Engineering Management program might focus heavily on business, a Master of Science in Engineering combines equal parts technical skills and advanced management strategy. The result is a transformational experience that’s molding a new generation of innovative, globally conscious bioengineering leaders.

Why a

MASTER’S IN BIOENGINEERING?

Bioengineering (also referred to as biomedical engineering) graduate programs can be tremendous career investments. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), biomedical engineers earn a median annual salary of nearly $90,000, with a high-range salary of almost $140,000. They find employment in a diverse range of professional arenas, including hospitals, pharmaceutical and medical manufacturers and academic institutions. Projections indicate there will be nearly 20,000 new biomedical engineering jobs created between 2012 and 2022, a growth rate much higher than the national average for all occupations.

Bioengineering graduate programs can also pave the way for a career in medical science. The BLS reports that medical scientists can earn as much as $150,000, while projections call for almost 14,000 new jobs between 2012 and 2022. Continue reading for more details about some of the career opportunities for professionals with an advanced bioengineering degree.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Biomedical engineering graduate programs can lead to a number of different career paths. Here are some possibilities:

Pharmaceutical Engineer

Use your bioengineering background to create safe and effective pharmaceuticals that can change lives for the better. Pharmaceutical engineers develop, create and test medications for the treatment of all sorts of viruses, diseases and injuries. Bioengineering graduate programs are designed to give you the advanced tools to thrive as a pharmaceutical engineering leader.

Medical Device Engineer

Improve the quality of life for people across the world through the development of new medical devices and technology. Medical device engineers design and create artificial organs, prosthetic limbs and other breakthrough products that are expanding the scope of the industry as a whole. A master’s in biomedical engineering can deliver the skill set to help you become an innovator in the world of medical device engineering.

Medical Scientist

Promote population health through bioengineering and medical science. Medical scientists conduct clinical trials and other research and analysis to help prevent, treat and cure a multitude of medical issues. A master’s degree in bioengineering can provide you with the abilities to make advancements in human health through medical science.

Who Should Choose

a Bioengineering Master's?

An M.S. in Engineering with a specialization in Bioengineering (also known as biomedical engineering) can help you increase your earning power and prepare you to assume leadership roles with confidence and competence. The UCR master’s in biomedical engineering is designed to provide management expertise and technical skills that can help you make fast, significant strides in your professional development.

Our program can be completed in as few as 13 months, and is administered in a convenient 100% online format so you can continue working while you earn your degree. Your employer may even be willing to cover some, if not all, of the program costs.

Whether you’re already employed as a biomedical engineer, or you’re looking to make a change in your career focus, our online bioengineering program can help you become a cross-functional leader who can manage teams across multiple disciplines. If you have relevant professional experience or an engineering bachelor’s degree, regardless of specialization, we invite you to learn more about the program.

Specialized

Coursework

This targeted master’s in biomedical engineering program features coursework that focuses on modern principles and practices in biomedical engineering, including:

BIEN 223 Engineering Analysis of Physiological Systems
BIEN 224 Cellular and Molecular Engineering
BIEN 249 Integration of Computational and Experimental Biology
BIEN 264 Biotransport Phenomena

*Curriculum subject to change.

Rankings & Accreditation

  • Rankings

    The University of California, Riverside has been recognized by a number of academic publications for a variety of different programs and attributes. In 2013, Leiden Ranking named UC Riverside No. 10 in the world for natural sciences and engineering. In its most recent graduate school rankings, U.S. News & World Report counted UC Riverside among the top 33 percent of engineering schools in the nation. The publication also ranked UCR No. 12 in diversity, an honor that reflects our longstanding commitment to cultural, professional and geographical diversity.

  • Accreditation

    The University of California, Riverside is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Regional accreditation assures students that UC Riverside meets the highest standards in terms of learning opportunities and a commitment to self-improvement.

  • Military Friendly

    Victory Media selected UC Riverside as a “Military Friendly School” for 2015, acknowledging our longstanding commitment to providing educational opportunities for transitioning veterans. The list recognizes only the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to assist U.S. military service members and veterans as students.